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!Axton
!!''As "The Commando"''
!!!Voiced by RobertMcCollum

A former commando for the Dahl corporation, Axton was forced out of service due to his GloryHound ways (which resulted in far too much collateral damage), which also cost him his marriage. He became a bounty hunter until he was lured to Pandora by Handsome Jack with promises of fame, fortune, and glory. Axton's skill involves deploying his Sabre Turret, which provides supporting fire and other benefits.

* AmbiguouslyBi: Axton was originally meant to make flirtatious remarks only when reviving Maya, but due to an oversight in development he makes them when reviving male team members as well.
** He also has such a line for dueling.
-->"If I win, we're totally making out."
** In the Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon's Keep DLC the characters ponder on what they will spend their riches on. Axton's response:
-->"Guns and ladies...sometimes dudes."
* AnAxeToGrind: Uses [[VisualPun a hatchet]] as his melee weapon.
* AttackAttackAttack: Many of Axton's skills let him inflict increased damage or regenerate health and shields by damaging or killing enemies, and therefore rewarding aggressively pressuring the enemy with constant fire.
* BadassNormal: Doesn't have mystical powers, isn't a robot, or an alien, or a cyborg, or a mutant. He's just a plain old human soldier.
* BeehiveBarrier: One skill makes his turret generate one, see DeployableCover.
* BloodKnight: Got booted out of the military for being reckless and over-aggressive; rather than face a firing squad, he went to Pandora to ply his trade.
* BountyHunter: See above.
* CargoShip: In-universe, he loves his turret as much or more than his ex-wife, to the point he actually calls her "honey" and "sweety."
-->'''Axton:''' (throws out the turret) HAVE YOU MET THE MISSUS?!
* CriticalStatusBuff: The Pressure ability from the Survival tree gives Axton faster reloading and shield recharging the lower his health is. Another skill increases his gun damage when his shields are down, and yet another increases his damage and move speed while in Fight For Your Life.
* DangerousDeserter: Abandoned his post to become a mercenary and vault hunter.
* DeployableCover: One of his skills turns the Sabre turret into this; it's not a standard feature as with Roland's Scorpio turret. It's a forcefield that you and your allies can shoot and walk through, but enemies can't.
* DesperationAttack: Crisis Management from the Guerrilla tree gives Axton more gun and melee damage when his shields are depleted.
** The Gunpowder tree has Do or Die, which allows you to throw grenades in Fight For Your Life when obviously you normally aren't able to.
** Survival has Last Ditch Effort which increases gun damage and movement speed in Fight For Your Life.
** Survival also carries Grit, a skill that gives you a considerable chance to not only ''ignore the blow that would have killed you'', but also has it [[ImplacableMan restore your health]], bringing you back up when your enemies thought you were down.
* {{Determinator}}: See all of the above in DesperationAttack. Axton is the second-toughest character after a Tank-focused Salvador, but where Salvador is just plain ''tough'' and uses his berserker rage to power through enemies, Axton simply ''refuses to die''.
--> ''"I don't die so easy!"''
* DualWielding: The 'Gemini' skill lets Axton dual wield turrets.
** The turrets themselves, thanks to 'Double Up', can also operate two guns simultaneously.
* TheEngineer: It's even the name of one of his class mods, naturally the one focused on using his turret frequently and boosting its offensive capabilities.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine, with a side helping of Choleric.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a neat line of a scar on his chin, and a similar but smaller one going over his left eye and through his eyebrow.
* GlorySeeker: His reason for becoming a Vault Hunter is to become famous.
* ISurrenderSuckers: [[spoiler:You can find [=ECHO=] logs of him being tortured by bandits he was sent to capture. The bandits reveal that they are aware of their own bounties, and that they believe Axton has been paid up front for their capture. Perhaps part of his plan all along, Axton "admits" that he has the payment in a small storage deck in his pack, and all the bandits have to do to retrieve it is throw the deck on the ground. It turns out that storage deck was his Sabre Turret. True to form, it comes complete with a snide, "All too easy," as the turret mops the floor with the bandits.]]
* JackOfAllStats: Axton is equally capable of playing the same roles as any other character, though not as perfectly. He can control the battlefield similarly to Maya with his turret and grenades, distract and tank damage like Salvador and Gaige, inflict tremendous damage at short or long like Salvador, Gaige, and Zer0, debuff and mezz enemy armor/shields like Gaige and Maya, and deploy an additional support weapon like Gaige. He's just ''not as good'' at those roles as they are. His primary strength is in his versatility.
* TheLeader: Or as close as it gets to this group; Axton visibly takes the lead in the opening cutscene, and possesses several class mods oriented toward leadership and command.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The Guerrilla skill tree has an ability called Scorched Earth which causes his turret to fire 22 missiles in a volleys. When combined with the Gemini skill, Axton can deploy two turrets equipped with missiles.
* MilitaryMaverick: Said attitude got him ''kicked out'' of the military. He now merely works as a gun for hire. That said, he claims to have around ten years of military experience -- either his glory hound ways are a relatively new development or he spent a ''lot'' of time whittling away at his superiors' good will.
* MoreDakka: His Guerrilla tree has a skill called Sentry that increases the number of shots his turret fires per burst, and another called Double Up that adds a second gun to the turret and makes both guns fire damage-enhancing slag bullets -- the effects of those two skills combined is laughably awe-inspiring. The Onslaught ability from the tree increases his gun damage and movement speed after killing an enemy.
** Gunpowder includes Metal Storm which increases fire-rate and reduces recoil after killing an enemy, and Battlefront increases gun damage caused while his turret is out.
* NoExceptYes: Axton's not saying you owe him when he revives you, he's ''implying'' it.
* NominalHero: He wants glory, he wants to get paid, and he wants to fight a worthy opponent. Fighting Hyperion is simply the best way for him to get all three, plus revenge for trying to murder him.
* NukeEm: The player can get a skill that lets Axton set off a Nuke when deploying the Sabre Turret (subject to its own cooldown).
* ThePollyanna: He went from high ranking military officer with a wife to a mercenary on a planet full of convicts. Axton is still the most jovial of the bunch.
* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Done by himself in one of his idle lines.
-->''"This... this is nice. Who wants to be out killing stuff anyway?... me. I do."''
* SemperFi: Mentions this exact phrase in his origin ECHO, so it can be assumed he was part of a futuristic Marine unit.
* SchmuckBait: Uses his turret as this while capturing a bounty before the game starts.
** Also invoked in-game:
-->''"Hey, stand in front of this!"''
* TakeCover: While cover is useful for everyone, Axton's skills allow him to make the best use of it, particularly in the "Guerrilla" tree. The Able skill dramatically speeds up shield regeneration and recharge delay, allowing him to quickly move in and out of cover, and the Preparation skill in the "Survival" tree regenerates health when he has full shields. Coupled with his turret's ability to draw fire, Axton is very capable of fighting effectively from cover, emerging to trade fire with the enemy and take hits to his shields, and falling back to fully regenerate them in seconds.
* TattooAsCharacterType: [[http://images.wikia.com/borderlands/images/9/98/Borderlands2_Axton_2.png The metallic-looking two lines underneath an upside-down V implanted above his left eye]] was likely intended to serve a purpose like this, [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Army-USA-OR-09c.svg resembling a sergeant major's rank insignia]], to portray his military background.
* TheTurretMaster: Moreso than Roland due to his much more advanced Sabre turret. Customizing his turret is a big part of Axton's skill trees -- he can add missile launchers and/or an extra gun to his turret, for instance, or even deploy two turrets at once.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Often when he or his turret kills an enemy.
* WantedPoster: '''War crimes: $5,000,000,000'''
* WhatTheHellHero: Delivered by his ex-wife, Sarah, when recounting Axton's brilliant plan to escort a dignitary... [[spoiler:By planting a tracker on him, following it when he got captured, and blowing up the building full of terrorists. ''With the dignitary still inside.'']]
* WorthyOpponent: One echo found in Lynchwood has Axton complaining how bandits offer no challenge and he's looking for something more.

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!Maya
!!''As "The Siren"''
!!!Voiced by Martha Harms

A Siren who once served as the secret weapon of an order of monks known as the Order of the Impending Storm who ruled over the planet Athenas. After learning of the monks' corruption and their plans to use her as a enforcer to keep the people of Athenas in line, she abandoned the order to seek out answers regarding her Siren lineage on Pandora. Her skill is Phaselock, letting her trap, damage, or control enemies.

* AGodAmI: Was apparently worshiped as a goddess on her homeworld. [[spoiler:[[AGodIAmNot Ultimately inverted.]] She has godlike powers from being a Siren, but doesn't see herself as a god.]]
** [[spoiler:CorruptChurch / StopWorshippingMe: The leadership exploited her for their own gain. When she found out... she was ''not'' happy.]]
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Traveled the galaxy to investigate Siren lore.
* BadassBookworm: Her class mods appear as hardcover books.
** In the Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon's Keep DLC the characters ponder on what they will spend their riches on. Maya's response:
-->"Lots and lots of books...and guns."
* BaldWomen: The head you get for buying the limited edition is this.
* BerserkButton: Do not call her a child. [[spoiler: Ask [[SinisterMinister Brother Sophis]] - oh wait, [[BoomHeadshot Maya blew a hole in his head]]. Nevermind!]]
* BurnTheWitch: Some enemies have this attitude to Maya, sometimes to the point they drop the line, verbatim. [[BerserkButton Maya doesn't take too kindly to this...]]
* EvilLaugh: Has several of these, ranging from girly giggling (including a Lisa Simpson-esque snort-laugh), to absolutely cold-blooded chuckling when dispatching Badass-rank enemies.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her stylish tattoos only run down her left arm, not her right.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic.
* GoneHorriblyRight: The church that raised and trained her repeatedly insisted that she was going to be used to fight terrorists and criminals.[[spoiler: [[HoistByHisOwnPetard When she found out they were using her to keep the planet in terror to obey them, she killed them.]] ]]
* GoodIsNotSoft: While significantly less amoral than her teammates, she's still quite vicious towards her enemies.
* HealingShiv: Like Roland's Cauterize from the first game, her Restoration ability allows you to heal your allies... by shooting them. Her Rez override also turns her action skill into an insta-revive.
** As a sidenote, Restoration means your shots will even heal a Krieg who specced into Fuel the Rampage (which enables him to take friendly fire) -- the healing seems to actually be painful to him, as he responds as if hurt.
* TheHero: Maya is the only one of the new Vault Hunters who is not on Pandora to find a challenge nor is wanted for any previous crime. She also is the only Vault Hunter that has shown to be wholly good by refusing to execute innocent civilians and stopping the Order that raised her from using her to terrorize her planet. However...
** HeroWithBadPublicity: Jack put a bounty of $720 billion on her head, the second highest of the Vault Hunters (compared to Axton's 5 for war crimes, Zer0's 32 for political assassination, Salvador's 99 for at least eight varied offenses, and Gaige's 820 for her Deathtrap "exploding" her RichBitch classmate), simply for being a Siren [[spoiler:not under his thumb like Angel.]]
* LifeDrain: Several of her skills have this effect.
* TheMedic: Has the main healing skill tree of the group in her Harmony skill tree, which includes the Rez ability to allow her to instantly revive an ally in who is down in Fight For Your Life mode.
* MoralityPet: For Krieg, who became a Vault Hunter upon falling for her.
* MrViceGuy: Given her outright refusal to murder civilians on her homeworld, it seems she's basically good, but she's clearly not above partaking in the [[PayEvilUntoEvil targeted]] ComedicSociopathy the Vault Hunters are offered a chance to participate in from time to time.
** Also has the most reason to be against Hyperion considering Jack's treatment of Sirens.
* PowerGivesYouWings: If you place points in the Blight Phoenix skill, Maya will sprout wings of fire every time she kills an enemy.
* PowerHigh: Invoked with "Is there no limit to my power?!" when leveling up. Still no where near as bad as Gaige though.
* PowerTattoo: Much like Lilith, the left side of her body bears Eridian markings.
* PsychoticSmirk: Apparently loves doing this when she Phaselocks people. However, her smirk is more heroic than most examples.
* RedemptionEarnsLife: By working with her the other Vault Hunters, who fall into the type of people she'd kill, they get to avoid having their brains incinerated. [[spoiler: Some of the church members who were less abusive were also allowed to live and are implied to have aided in her getting to Pandora.]]
** Her initial response to meeting Krieg is to start shooting once he starts yelling. It's only once he puts into action the meaning behind his words, and gets out one short coherent line, by saving her does she stop attacking him.
* SensualSpandex: Her tight fitting top prominently shows off her figure.
* ShipTease: With Krieg. Admittedly it seems pretty one sided.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Her profile specifically states that she dislikes when people try to experiment on her.
** In her personal [=ECHO=] log, "First Week On Pandora", she mentions that half of the Pandora populous she's met wants to worship her for being a Siren and the other half want to capture her and turn her over to Hyperion.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: One of her Second Wind callouts is "I'm back, bitches!"
* TokenGoodTeammate: Despite her fondness for a hearty EvilLaugh when dispatching foes, calling opponents 'bitches,' and her tendency to tell opponents they should just give up and die, Maya is by far the least psychotic and bloodthirsty of the Vault Hunters.
** She is also the most polite to other characters. She will politely insist the other character to take their time if they are in their menu while trying to travel to the next area, and when she appears in a game, she will greet them, tell them what she is and that is nice to meet them, and warn them that if they try to capture her, she will incinerate their brain.
** It's also worth noting that the enemies in the game are pretty much all either bandits or [[EvilInc Hyperion]] employees and machines. The exact thing she was raised to fight.
* TouchedByVorlons: She's a Siren, like Lilith. Her powers involve "phaselocking", in which she traps an enemy in an energy bubble and temporarily taking it out of the fight.
* [[spoiler:TykeBomb: According to logs you can find, her church intended her to be this. It didn't work out.]]
* WantedPoster: '''Siren: $720,000,000,000'''
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: And her hair is really colored blue. Well, on her default skin anyways. Her character skins vary from realistic hair colors to various dye jobs.

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!Salvador
!!''As "The Gunzerker"''
!!!Voiced by JohnSwasey

A heavily-built but not terribly huge native to Pandora who was lured into becoming a Vault Hunter by a Hyperion raid on his village, which promised him violence and challenge in equal measure. His skill is Gunzerking, allowing him to regenerate health and ammo, become resistant to damage, and dual-wield weapons.

* AxCrazy: A rare, [[UnscrupulousHero kinda heroic]] example.
* BadassBeard: Has a large beard that makes him look even more rough and tumble, though many of his alternate heads change the style or get rid of it altogether.
* BadassBoast: Several of his Gunzerking lines are this.
* BadassNative: Salvador is actually a native of Pandora and was the defender of his village.
* BadassNormal: Compared to the other vault hunters, Salvador is this. Axton is an experienced soldier who can deploy a powerful turret; Zer0 is a ninja who uses holographic decoys and may not even be human, judging by his borderline-supernatural abilities. Maya is [[TouchedByVorlons a siren.]] Gaige has [[ABoyAndHisX a badass death robot bodyguarding her.]] Krieg is the result of experimentation. Salvador, on the other hand, is just one man with incredible anger management issues and an insatiable thirst for MoreDakka. He kicks as much ass as any of the others.
* TheBerserker: ''Gun''zerker, to be more specific.
* TheBigGuy: He and Krieg take Brick's place as this for the new crop of Vault Hunters.
* BoisterousBruiser: Loudest and most verbal of the bunch. Most likely due to roid-rage.
* BondOneLiner: Killing enemies while Gunzerking causes Salvador to spout an action hero one-liner. Some of them, like "[[Film/AirForceOne GET OFF MY PLANE!]]" and "[[LethalWeapon IT'S BEEN REVOKED!]]" are famous one-liners from action movies.
** Also parodied in one of his Gunzerking quotes, which is simply "ONE-LINER!"
* CombatSadomasochist: In his introduction ECHO recording, Salvador is told that before he get anywhere near the vault, he'll be shot, stabbed, burned, and mauled a thousand times over. He loves every part of that sentence. Also, when reviving downed teammates he'll sometimes say that if anyone's going to almost die, it should be him.
* CompensatingForSomething: When entering Gunzerk, one of his lines is "Time to compensate!", and while Gunzerking he might also say "Screw you, [[FreudWasRight Freud!]]". Obviously, he's either compensating for his small stature... or that other thing that steroids can make small.
-->"IT'S LIKE HAVING THREE DICKS!"
* DesperationAttack: The "Down, Not Out" skill in the Gun Lust tree allows you to Gunzerk while in Fight For Your Life. Just Got Real from the Brawn tree increases gun damage the lower your health is
* DemBones: The head you get for finishing the main story of ''Pirate's Booty'' is a skull with a pirate hat and a beard.
* DiscriminateAndSwitch: All of the dwarfs in Tina's ''Bunkers and Badasses'' game look suspiciously like Salvador...
-->'''Tina''': Yeah I know, [[TheNicknamer Lilywhite]], what, you think it's racist?! Hey I'mma go ask Sal see if he thinks its racist. HEY SALVADOR, IS IT OKAY IF ALL THE DWARFS IN MY CAMPAIGN LOOK LIKE YOU!?
-->[{{Beat}}]
-->'''Salvador''': That is awesome!
* DreadlockWarrior: One of his heads gives him a long dreadlock ponytail.
* EasilyForgiven: Salvador was about to be hanged when Hyperion attacked his village. When torturing the man who shot the judge for doing that, he's asked why he cares, since the judge was going to hang him. Salvador brushes it off as "Nobody's perfect".
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Has the third highest bounty of all the Vault Hunters, with a list of crimes including manslaughter, arson, and cannibalism... and yet, he still loves his grandma Rosita.
* FightingForAHomeland: He's fighting back against Hyperion because they've declared all the local residents 'bandits' for not submitting to Hyperion rule. Also, because there's a crapload of guns and money in it for him.
* FlippingTheBird: Does this with his Come At Me, Bro skill. Sadly, it's first person only and no third person animations exist for it.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric, ''and how''.
* GratuitousSpanish: Not just his name, but some of his taunts as well. ''Bienvenidos a la fiesta, amigos!''
* GunsAkimbo: Can actually dual-wield ''every'' gun in the game, from pistols to Rocket Launchers. It's even lampshaded in the loading screens, mentioning if you wanna have a rocket launcher in one hand and a sniper rifle in the other, you can!
* GunNut: Makes sense for the '''gun'''zerker to be one, but it's made clear in the Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon's Keep DLC when the characters ponder on what they will spend their riches on. Salvador's response:
-->"Guns! And Guns!"
* TheGunslinger: The Vaporizer with a Rampage build (though with a focus on dual wielding unusual for the archetype); The Woo with a Gun Lust build and a pistol-boosting Renegade mod.
* HollywoodActionHero: He ''runs'' on tropes common to the HollywoodActionHero, with the [[SociopathicHero exception of "morality"]] and a huge helping of LampshadeHanging and Meta.
* HealingFactor: While Gunzerking. The Brawn skill tree has a number of skills that effect this in various ways.
* HiddenElfVillage: His village was so remote that the people living there had never heard of Hyperion and didn't know what the hell a "Vault" was. Like, ever.
* ImAHumanitarian: Cannibalism is among the list of charges on his Wanted poster. It's unknown if this is one of Hyperion's exaggerations, although it is within the realm of possibility.
* TheJuggernaut: The Brawn skill tree is built around making Salvador unkillable. One of the skills in the tree is even called "[[Film/XMen I'm the Juggernaut]]", and he has Juggernaut class mods that boost Brawn skills.
* LampshadeHanging: Salvador's a fan of doing this while starting up Gunzerk a lot.
--> ''"TIME TO OVERCOMPENSATE!"''\\
''"CAN'T STOP SCREAMING!"''\\
''"ONE-LINER!"''\\
''"SCREW YOU FREUD!"''\\
''"SOMETHING CLEVER!"'' (he says the exact words)
* LargeHam: The number of lines he speaks in the game that are not enormously loud, top-of-his-lungs battle cries or taunts can probably be counted on one of Zer0's hands.
* MoreDakka: Salvador's entire modus operandi, especially when you take a look at his Gun Lust tree.
** The last skill in the Rampage tree is Keep Firing, which increases the fire rate and reload speed of guns while Gunzerking for as long as the trigger is held down. Try it with guns that have fast fire rates, speedy reloads, and/or huge magazines to begin with -- you'll fire ''hundreds'' of bullets in the blink of an eye.
* TheNapoleon: He is a dwarf, caused by a lifetime of steroid abuse. He's also a ''very'' angry man.
* NoIndoorVoice: Pretty much everything he says is screamed at the top of his voice.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He's basically a Latino [[Comicbook/XMen Wolverine]] with no claws. Heck, one of his skills is a MegatonPunch. Because of this, Tina based all the dwarves of her Bunkers & Badasses campaign off of him, something that he thinks is awesome.
* ScreamingWarrior: While Gunzerking, he's always screaming. Most of the things he says in that state are utter nonsense.
* SociopathicHero: Salvador has, in his own words, "issues". Namely, he really loves to hurt and kill people, with both his bare hands and big, powerful guns.
** Reviving someone as Salvador may be accompanied with him saying "I stopped shooting to help you." or "You made me stop shooting!" in a fairly self-important tone.
* TopHeavyGuy: Has an absolutely hulking upper body, on top of tiny, comically short legs.
* TropeName: A hilarious amount of his quotes are this, part of his near-constant LampshadeHanging of the HollywoodActionHero tropes he runs on.
* UnscrupulousHero: He's got very good reasons to be fighting Hyperion beyond simply getting paid or finding a worthy opponent to fight, but he's [[BloodKnight very eager to spill blood]] and happy to slaughter and torture Hyperion personnel.
* UnstoppableRage: What Gunzerking is. The screen gets a red tint around the edges and you can see the bloodshot veins in Salvador's eyes for the duration.
* WantedPoster: '''Manslaughter, Theft, Arson, Destruction of Property, Trespassing, Cannibalism, Public Indecency, and Profanity: $99,000,000,000.99'''

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!Zer0
!!''As [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers a Number]]''
!!!Voiced by Mike Turner

An extremely mysterious assassin who came to Pandora to find a challenge worthy of his skills. Beyond that, we...really don't know much else. It's up in the air as to whether he's even human. His skill is Deception, which creates a holographic decoy while he turns invisible, letting him strike suddenly for massive damage.

* BadassBoast: Can give a particularly awesome one when killing an enemy during "Fight For Your Life Mode!", which like most of his second wind lines is one of the only times he sounds ''[[NotSoStoic Pissed]]''.
-->''"I won't die today / Not while I still have ammo / I am a badass!"''
** Another good one if you kill a tough enemy with a [[BoomHeadshot headshot]] or critical hit:
-->''"Critical killing / Is an art unto itself / And I am Rembrandt."''
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His class mod are elbow blades.
* BloodKnight: When hunting down a poor schmuck, he insists that he fight back and stop retreating so he can work for it.
* CallingCard: Named Zer0 because of the trademark red, digital-format zero that his mask displays when he scores a kill.
* ChallengeSeeker: His primary motivation above all else is to seek a challenge for his skills.
* ColdSniper: Zer0 has a dedicated sniping skill tree. He does ''not'', however, seem to have much in the way of emotion.
* TheComicallySerious: His CreepyMonotone [[MoodWhiplash drastically clashes]] with his {{Emoticon}}s, and the times he's SophisticatedAsHell.
* DamageIncreasingDebuff: Death Mark lets him apply a debuff to enemies (signified by a red 0 above them) whenever he hits someone in melee or with kunai.
* DissonantSerenity: Half of Pandora could be exploding around him, and Zer0 will still be talking in his calm, focused, sinister monotone.
* {{Emoticon}}: Zero doesn't have facial expressions since he is obviously wearing a mask, so his faceplate lights up to show his emotions, such as :) when he kills or <3 when he's picking someone up.
** When he loses a duel, "FML" (Fuck My Life) shows up on his face.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[GIJoe Snake Eyes]]. Early concept art even had him wearing a similar grilled visor (Mentioning Snake Eyes as the inspiration). One of his alternate heads is very similar, and one of his costumes is even called "Eyes Of the Snake".
** Also of [[Franchise/MetalGear Gray Fox]]. The character designer even admitted to being a big MGS fan, and partially modeled Zero after the famous cyborg ninja. It really becomes apparent when Zero talks, as his voice has a similar tone as that of Gray Fox.
* FlashStep: His Execute skill allows him to perform this during Deception mode; with the end-tier skill of his Bloodshed tree, Many Must Fall, he can chain these indefinitely as Deception will remain active and the timer will be reset as long as he manages to kill his target.
* FlechetteStorm: Death Bl0ss0m lets him throw explosive kunai with elemental effects during Decepti0n mode that are also capable of applying the Death Mark debuff.
* ForMassiveDamage: Zer0's gameplay is built around burst damage and hit chains; in particular, his Critical Ascension skill adds bonus damage for every critical hit scored within a few seconds, stacking up to 999 times but decaying over time.
* FourFingeredHands: Zero only has four fingers. He might not be human.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Phlegmatic.
* {{Haiku}}: Pretty much anything he says beyond short, curt sentences is one of these.
* InexplicablyAwesome: The designers have stated outright that they wanted Zer0 to have as confusing, muddled, and mysterious a background as possible.
** The [=ECHO=] surveillance logs that Jack has [[HyperCompetentSidekick his subordinate]] pull up on him leave even ''them'' stumped. Hell, Jack even balks that all anyone can say about Zer0 being on Pandora or whether he's human or not is "I dunno".
* {{Invisibility}}: Sends out a decoy while he turns invisible, Predator-style.
* Letters2Numbers: All of the letter o's in Zer0's name, skill trees, heads and skins are replaced with number 0's. The names of some of his alternate heads follow suit, and also includes 3 for E, 1 for I (i), and 4 for A sometimes.
* MyHeroZero: Or more specifically, Zer0.
* {{Ninja}}: Clear design influence, and the name of one of his class mods. The ultimate skill in the Decepti0n-focused Cunning tree even gives him the ability to throw kunai knives.
* NoNameGiven: Other than "Zer0," which is almost certainly a pseudonym.
* NoSocialSkills: Upon being told that it is impossible to shut a rude person up, Zer0 "accepts" the challenge and decapitates the guy in front of his friend.
* ProfessionalKiller: Part of being an assassin. He's wanted by Hyperion for a political assassination.
* OneHitPolykill: The B0re skill, which lets bullets penetrate enemies as well as highlighting weak points while in Decepti0n.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Occasionally peppers his haikus with profanity.
-->'''Zer0 (Issuing a duel challenge): '''Oh, what?! Yeah, what, bitch?! / Yeah, I just slapped you and stuff. / What you gonna do?
* SpreadShot: His Death Bl0ss0m skill.
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: He tends to speak in haiku.
* SwordAndGun: Has a skill called "[[BruceLee Be Like Water]]" that advocates using both his sword and guns in tandem.
* TheStoic: Oddly averted for his archetype. Since most of his lines are in Haiku, he is considerably more wordy than the other Vault Hunters.
* UnscrupulousHero: His motives are, like everything else about him, shrouded in mystery. But he seems to mostly be in it [[BloodKnight for the pleasure of the fight]].
* WantedPoster: '''Political Assassin: $32,000,000,000'''
* WarriorPoet: A lot of his statements are in Haiku.
* WorthyOpponent: What he hopes to find in searching for the Vault; Although he takes contracts and payment without much discretion, he is essentially looking for a challenge.

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!Gaige
!!''As "The Mechromancer"''
!!!Voiced by CheramiLeigh

A high-school engineering genius who was forced to flee to Pandora after an "incident" in her school's science fair resulted in her rival "exploding." Travels with her personal RobotBuddy, D374-TP, or "Deathtrap," which she digistructs using her specific skill.

* AccidentalMurder: When Marcy got first place the science fair [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney by having her father buy off all the judges]], she started gloating and shoved Gaige. Deathtrap's IFF protocols registered her as an enemy, so he attacked, and Marcy...[[LudicrousGibs exploded]]. Also, the stray cat that walked into the line of fire during Deathtrap's testing of its claws.
* {{Adorkable}}: Her first ECHO portrays her as a nerd, complete with tech talk and snorting laugh. One of the crimes listed on her wanted poster is "Excessive Adorability"
* AGodAmI: If you build up enough anarchy stacks her "got a stack" quotes start drifting this way.
-->"I'm getting a god complex and I LIKE IT!"\\
"I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA!"\\
"I AM THE INFINITE!"\\
"I AM THE GOD OF DAMAGE!"
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Her father walks in during her ECHO casting bringing her hot cocoa to drink, leading to this:
-->'''Gaige:''' I don't need cocoa, dad, I am a woman of science and asskickery, not children's beverages!\\
'''Gaige's Dad:''' Heh heh, whatever you say, sweetheart, I'll just leave it here.\\
''[[{{Beat}} [Gaige's dad walks out, followed by a moment of silence]]]''\\
'''Gaige:''' ...*slurp* Dammit, that's really good.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Wanted for "Creation of unauthorized technology and excessive adorability" according to her profile card.
* ATeamFiring: The "Anarchy" skill increases her damage while decreasing her accuracy every time she kills an enemy or she empties her clip. This can be circumvented to a degree by using Hyperion weapons and the [[PinballProjectile Close Enough]] skill in the [=BFF=] tree.
** The frustration of not hitting things is also circumvented by increasingly hilarious dialogue:
--> "Eh, accuracy's overrated anyway."\\
"I probably won't hit anything, but whatever!"\\
"Why am I still doing this?!"\\
"I don't even remember what accuracy ''is!''"\\
"God help you all if I actually ''hit'' something!!"\\
"[[BreakingTheFourthWall Player!]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHAT! ARE YOU!]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis DOING?!]]''"
* ArtificialLimb: She accidentally sliced her left arm - she says it's "[[{{Understatement}} not a big cut]], it barely goes like, halfway to the bone" - which gave her a great idea. Instead of using an Insta-Health injection to fix the wound, she proceeds to ''[[CrazyAwesome finish lopping it off]]'' with a particle saw and builds a new one, which contains all of Deathtrap's digistruct data so she can quick-summon him wherever she is and whenever she wants. It can also punch through concrete.
* AscendedFangirl: Her second ECHO has her gushing about Pandora and the Vaults. After her AccidentalMurder of Marcy, she leaves her homeworld of Eden-5 for Pandora.
* BadassAdorable: Kicks hundreds of bandits' and soldiers' asses, even while being Adorable.
* BadassBookworm: A total nerd turned Vault hunter.
* TheBeastmaster: All her trees buff Deathtrap, but Best Friends Forever focuses on this the most.
* TheBerserker: Ordered Chaos turns her into one. While she can do somewhat significant damage from down range with some luck, charging in is much more effective.
* BigNo: Whenever her Anarchy stacks expire. [[FunnyMoments Hilariously]], the "NO!" gets ''longer'' the more stacks you had before they expired.
* BlindingBangs: One of the head options she starts the game with.
* BloodKnight: Gets this with Anarchy.
-->"BLOOOD!!!"
* BodyHorror: Starting off with how she got her robotic arm, there are also several skins for her head that drift into this territory. Digitized Death, Mecka Wrecka, and Metal Blood all replace her head with robotic ones, Speak No Evil has her mouth stitched shut and her eye inhumanly distorted, and Lovely Corpse has the skin ripped right off her face.
* BrattyHalfPint: Can show tendancies of this, especially against enemies.
--> '''After a Second Wind:''' Nice try, suckas!\\
'''After a critical kill:''' NOOB!
* BreakingTheFourthWall:
** Completely makes the fourth wall her bitch in regards to Anarchy. Does it no less than five times in relation to gaining Anarchy stacks. When Anarchy gets REAL high, she actually starts wondering aloud what the player is doing.
--> "[[DamnYouMuscleMemory Don't accidentally reload.]] [[MadnessMantra Don't accidentally reload.]]"\\
''(later with more stacks)'' "I think my reload button's broken."\\
"Player! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHAT! ARE YOU!]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis DOING?!]]''"\\
"[[GameBreaker You're breaking the game, dude!!!]]"\\
"ALLEN WRITE SOME DIALOGUE HERE!!!"
** Does it when you accidentally reload without Discord:
--> "[[DamnYouMuscleMemory Aw man, learn the controller!]]"
* BroughtDownToNormal: Lampshades it when losing Anarchy.
--> "I feel normal now."
* BullyHunter: The reason why she initially built Deathtrap. It worked a little too well, suffice to say.
* CastFromHitPoints: Blood Soaked Shields restores her shields on a kill at the cost of some of her health. This pairs up incredibly well with Amp or Turtle Shields, allowing you to keep the amplified damage so long as you keep killing or to simply maximize the Health to Shield rate.
* ChainedByFashion: She wears a padlock on her right wrist. Upon closer inspection, it appears to be one-half of a pair of handcuffs. She ''did'' mention being arrested (and expelled), and it'd be just like her to keep the handcuffs after escaping because they looked cool. [[LoveableSexManiac And other stuff.]]
* CharacterBlog: She was the first user of the [[https://twitter.com/ECHOcasts ECHO casts twitter account]] (before it was taken over by other characters) and her own [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijs-FEk3OIk&feature=g-all-u ECHO Video Log]]. The latter makes up for her lack of in-game ECHO logs like what the original four Vault Hunters have.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Anarchy gains damage and loses accuracy in equal percentage points.
* DaddysGirl: Despite acting like your typical rebellious teenager, she's still very close to her father; to the point he helps her flee to Pandora after the AccidentalMurder.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Normally played straight like with the other characters, but averted if you decide to spec into Ordered Chaos. If you die you lose all your Anarchy stacks. Have fun getting them back if you had the max you could get. If Gaige is downed while she as a lot of Anarchy stacks, she'll ''freak out''.
-->"[[LampshadeHanging If I go down now, I'm screwed!]]"
* DifficultButAwesome: Her Ordered Chaos tree. The tree relies on the (mandatory for that tree) Anarchy skill, which gives a stackable damage buff and accuracy debuff every time you make a kill or reload a gun with an empty clip. These buffs do not degrade (outside of Fight for Your Life), but do disappear if you prematurely reload. Needless to say, hitting anything becomes difficult when you have a lot of Anarchy stacks going, but when you do hit them, they ''will'' feel it. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Gaige's bounty is the highest of all the Vault Hunters at 820 billion for accidentally killing her classmate and going on the run. This seems excessive when compared to the other Vault Hunters until you realize that Marcy's father was extremely rich and could afford to put out such a massive bounty.
* DropTheHammer: Her melee weapon is a claw hammer.
* DudeWheresMyRespect:
** One of her quotes, when Deathtrap is killing, points out that he only placed 3rd in the science fair.
*** She complains more about getting 3rd place as one of her rants when you idle too long.
** Hyperion Engineers will make fun of Deathtrap when it's released.
* EvilLaugh: While insane she may do this. Or just say it.
-->'''"EVIL MANIACAL LAUGHTER!"'''
* EvolvingWeapon: Deathtrap's appearance changes depending on Gaige's skillset. Having points in the BFF tree gives it additional armor plating, having points in Little Big Trouble gives it bladed wings, and points in Ordered Chaos gives it bandit-style spikes. It's possible for it to have a combination of the three. The final talent in each tree also cause Deathtrap to [[PowerGlows glow]].
* FingerlessGloves: Wears one on her right hand (her 'good' hand).
* FlirtingUnderFire: When reviving her, she will flirt with the character regardless of gender.
--> [''Tiger growl''] I'll be thanking you later.\\
Thanks, sexy. [''Tiger growl'']\\
Well, you are just hot as hell. Remind me to pay you back for that.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: A pure Sanguine.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Deathtrap can be upgraded with one.
* GadgeteerGenius: Again: Built a robot for the science fair.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration:
** She damages her robotic hand by using it to smash concrete, by the time she's on Pandora she's using that strength but using a hammer or digistructed claws to deliver the blow.
** During her ECHO logs, she mentions a few of her skills as various upgrades. For example, she thinks the reason Deathtrap dealt explosive damage to Marcy was because of a glitch in the recently-installed Discord circuits.
* GenkiGirl: Is an extremely hyper young woman.
* GirlishPigtails: Her default skin has her hair done up in pigtails.
* GlassCannon: Of a sort when using Ordered Chaos. She has the same base HP as each other Vault hunter, but because of the accuracy reduction from Anarchy she has to get closer to the enemies than the others. Blood Soaked Shields can help mitigate it, but the CastFromHP factor can result in death even quicker when her shields do go down.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Her Necrosis skin and Chaos Reigns color scheme do this to her. Necrosis provides a teal glow, Chaos Reigns an orange glow, and the two together a yellow glow.
* GogglesDoNothing: She has a pair of googles on her head that she never seems to use for anything in the game proper.
* InTheHood: Her Necrosis skin has this, along with GlowingEyesOfDoom. Curiously though, the hood on her shirt that's always down is still there so she has two hoods.
* InstantWebHit: In her first ECHO, she had twelve (er, eleven) subscribers. Then five in her second, then two in her third. After accidentally killing her RichBitch classmate and going on the run, she suddenly has over twenty thousand.
* LargeHam: Again, fluctuates with her Anarchy stacks. The more stacks, the more hammy she gets. It varies between boasting over how much damage she's doing and bitching about how her accuracy blows.
* LovableSexManiac: The most flirty out of all the characters, especially illustrated by one of her idle quotes.
-->'''Gaige''': If I don't shoot, repair, or [[DoubleEntendre screw something]] in the next few minutes, we're going to have a problem.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Zigzagged. When she cut her arm "halfway to the bone", she didn't freak out at all. Hell, her first thoughts were to instantly and completely heal it. However, her second thought was to chop her arm completely off and build a new one.
* {{Nerd}}: Quotes ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament''; yells "GG", "Noob", and similar; built a robot in her own garage with her own skill, etc.
* OnlyAFleshWound: Her reaction to slicing her arm ''halfway to the bone''.
* OpenMindedParent: Gaige's dad is alright with anything save for amputation:
** When she tells him that her rival stole her design, gave it to the local fascist police force and is trying to win the science fair that they are competing in with Gaige's idea, Gaige gets this reaction from her dad:
-->'''Gaige's Dad:''' You're gonna take that bitch down, right?
** When Deathtrap [[LudicrousGibs gibbed]] Marcy at the Science Fair, Gaige's dad actually helped her ''escape the police and flee to Pandora'' (using explosives), you can probably chalk him up as "Best Dad Ever".
* TheOtherDarrin / TheOtherMarty: Was originally supposed to be voiced by Creator/LuciChristian, and is even listed in the credits as such, but switched to Creator/CheramiLeigh in the middle of production. A lot of (possibly ''most'' of) Gaige's lines are still recognizably Luci; if you don't spec into Anarchy or Close Enough, you'll pretty much never hear Cherami at all.
* PinballProjectile: The "Close Enough" skill, which gives bullets that miss a chance to ricochet back at enemies but at reduced damage, and the "Nth Degree" skill, which causes every nth successful hit to ricochet at full damage.
* PlayingWithFire: The "Little Big Trouble" skills "The Stare" and "Electrical Burn" give her (and Deathtrap) some ability to do fire damage, though in the latter case it's a side-effect of shock damage.
* ThePollyanna: Adapts to her [[DeathWorld new environment]] rather quickly but maintains her disposition.
* PointlessBandaid: Worn on her right cheek.
* PowersAsPrograms: In her ECHO casts she name-drops a bunch of her abilities as possible upgrade applications for Deathtrap or for her own arm. Whether this is true for other characters is ambiguous, but in her case, her powers ARE programs.
* PowerFist: Her cybernetic arm can smash concrete. Which helps explain why a tiny teenage girl can swing a hammer as hard as a full-grown male soldier.
* PowerHigh: After building up enough anarchy stacks. Evidenced not only by her quotes showing more and more of a [[AGodAmI god complex]], but the way she yells "Anarchy!" At lower amounts, it's a straight yell of it. Higher amounts? It sounds more or less like she's being aroused by the power.
* PragmaticHero: She's basically decent, but she considers poundings delivered by a giant attack robot [[PayEvilUntoEvil a suitable response to bullying]].
* PreOrderBonus: The Mechromancer is free for people that pre-order the game.
* RebelliousSpirit: And how! One of her class mods is called Punk even.
-->"PUNK NEVER DIES!"
* RoboSexual: One of her class mods have her referred to as a Technophile, while she mostly treats Deathtrap like a pet there are times she'll refer to it in more personal terms, and will often refer to guns as if they were alive (some actually are), calling them sexy.
* RobotMaster: Commands an "undead" robot known as a D374-TP (aka Deathtrap).
* ScienceFair: A major part of her and Deathtrap's OriginStory. Essentially Deathtrap, then called as "DT", was a science fair project designed as an "anti-bullying" robot. DT fulfilled his functions well... [[GoneHorriblyRight too well]].
* ShockAndAwe: Her Little Big Trouble tree is all about dealing large amounts of electrical damage.
* ShockwaveClap: Deathtrap can do this.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Her classmate, RichBitch and SpoiledBrat Marcy Halloway. [[ItsPersonal It gets personal]] after Gaige finds out that Marcy plagiarized her work, renamed it, and sold it to "the galaxy's most corrupt police force".
* SkillGateCharacter: Her Best Friends Forever tree is designed to be less powerful than her other trees, but much more user-friendly, making it good for new players.
* SmallGirlBigGun: She's the shortest Vault Hunter in the game, and yet can still use rocket launchers, shotguns and sniper rifles.
* SpontaneousWeaponCreation: Digistructed Claws and Deathtrap.
* {{Squick}}: When scoring a crit kill, she may yell out "I got brains on my shoes! ({{Beat}}) I like it!" An in-universe example is when she gets slagged. She complains that she got some in her mouth and informs everyone that it smells like a mix of piss and nachos.
* TeenGenius: [[WordOfGod Eighteen years old]] and she initially designed Deathtrap as a ''science fair project''.
* ThreeLawsCompliant: Deathtrap isn't. Dialogue exists reflecting it:
-->"[[LampshadeHanging To hell with the first law!]]"
* TookALevelInBadass: Goes from bullied, not very popular nerd to [[OneManArmy Vault Hunter]].
* UnusualEuphemism: Has a bunch.
--> ''(On a Deathtrap kill)'' "Ooooh, right in the wingnut!"
* WantedPoster: '''Creation of Illegal Technology and Excessive Adorability: $820,000,000,000'''
* WhateverMancy: She is known as the "Mechromancer" for her ability to "summon" her robot Deathtrap from out of nowhere with only a wave of her cybernetic hands like magic. Her cybernetic arm is actually some sort of portable digistructing device that she uses to conveniently digistruct Deathtrap wherever she goes.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[RunningGag Once again]], based on her Anarchy stacks. From zero to roughly 100 stacks, she seems normal. From there to 150, she's clearly feeling the effects mentally and wants more, but no where near as bad as once she passes the 150 mark. By the time she hits 400 she's clearly [[PowerHigh gone off]] [[AGodAmI the deep end]]. She even lampshades it by yelling "I'm going mildly insane!!"
* WrenchWench: Her designs have elements of it.
* WolverineClaws: Her tier 6 Ordered Chaos skill, With Claws, overrides her default melee attack with digistructed claws while you have Anarchy stacked.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Some of her Second Wind quotes come off as being legitimately surprised that she pulled it off and didn't die as opposed to her usual handling of the situation.
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Her reaction to finding out that Marcy stole her DT design, gave it to police, and gave it the stupid name of Crime Buster Bot.
-->'''Gaige:''' Bitch, are you kidding me!?

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!Krieg
!!''As "The Psycho"''
!!! Voiced by Jason Douglas

The product of horrifying experimentation at the hands of Hyperion, Krieg was once a heroic Vault Hunter. While the process did make him stronger, it also drove him almost completely insane, with the last remnants of his former self acting as a conscience to him. Encountering Maya as she waited for a train, he fell in love with her and became a Vault Hunter alongside her in hopes that she will be the one to make him sane once more. His Action Skill has him go on a rampage with his buzz axe, regaining health for every kill.

* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: During his stint in the ECHO Casts twitter account, he tends to capitalize random letters such as "[=NIPpLE SaLAds=]" and "[=YoU WANNA know wHo I AM I will SHOW YoU WHo I AM=]".
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3mhWvWEb9g A Meat Bicycle Built for Two]]'', a short film made by Gearbox that shows how Krieg became a Vault Hunter.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: In psychology, alliteration without logical association is often indicative of clanging, a symptom of schizophrenia. Unsurprisingly, Krieg is quite fond of this:
** Could it be that he's seen ''Film/VForVendetta'' at some point?
--> "Pitiful people prepare, plead plentifully plentiful platitude phenomenal patriot pounds, poundingly perverse puppets pulping, pleasantly, putrid pasties."
** All of the skill names in the Hellborn skill tree. (Burn Baby Burn, Fuel the Fire, Pain is Power, etc.)
* AnAxeToGrind[=/=]ChainsawGood: He wields a larger version of the buzz axe that Dr. Zed or the Badass Psychos use. The Buzz Axe Bombardier attaches dynamite to it, letting Krieg deal explosive damage whenever he throws it. His class mods take the form of different blades for it.
* AndIMustScream: He used to be a much saner, smarter, more moral sort, possibly a Vault Hunting bounty hunter. Now? Thanks to Hyperion experimentation, he's a mass-murdering (of Hyperion & the deserving) Badass Psycho with all the insanity and AxCrazy-ness that implies. And his original personality is a SplitPersonality, completely aware of the horror of his dominant personality and his actions.
* {{Angrish}}: Especially when Rampaging.
* AttackAttackAttack: The basis of the Bloodlust skill tree. Dealing damage adds stacks of Bloodlust, which decreases if no damage is being dealt. As such, it is best for him to always be on the offensive and shooting at something.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Two major examples, both from the "Mania" tree:
** Silence the Voices gives you a HUGE melee damage boost (easily reaching over 300% with a class mod) but causes you to have a 12% chance to hit yourself. On paper this doesn't seem major, but in practice you're hitting yourself every one in ten swings (more if you're unlucky) and dealing that huge melee damage to yourself. If you're not healthy enough you'll end up KOing yourself. Additionally, if you were close enough to hit the enemy, they're close enough to hit you, meaning that missed swing gives them an opportunity to hit back, hard. That being said, if you're beefy enough to take the hit or plain lucky, this skill crosses over to the AwesomeYetPractical side.
** "Light the Fuses" causes Krieg to run around when his health is depleted, throwing bundles of dynamite. Excellent for getting a second wind against bandits and other ground troops, but against airborne enemies you'll wish you had a regular "Fight for Your Life" (which this skill will always override.)
* AxCrazy: Krieg is decidedly much more lacking in the sanity department compared to the other Vault Hunters, enough that his (Non-inner voice) quotes make ''Salvador'' look perfectly sane. Case in point: the "Silence the Voices" skill in the Mania tree increases his melee damage, while also introducing a probability to hurt ''himself'' with his melee attacks.
* BadassBoast: ''MY PECS HAVE PECS!''
** (Seeing a Badass enemy) "I'LL SHOW YOU WHAT A BADASS IS!"
** "I'M GOING TO PUT '''MY''' PAIN INTO '''YOUR''' SOUL!"
** ''I LOOKED INTO THE HEART OF DARKNESS, AND I ATE IT ALL!!!''
* BeastAndBeauty: With Maya. He became a Vault Hunter because he fell in love with her and wanted to protect her.
* TheBerserker: Given what he is, this is a given. The Mania tree in particular focuses on fighting as suicidally as possible, doing stuff like deliberately putting yourself in harm's way to recharge your specials or running around with a lit bundle of dynamite. The Bloodlust tree, on the other hand, gives him stacks of "Bloodlust" that accumulate quickly as he damages enemies (but also disappear rapidly if he's not damaging enemies) so to get the most out of its skills, it also forces you to run straight into combat blowing away as many enemies as possible as quickly as possible.
* TheBigGuy: Class 1, and he looks to be the tallest of the new Vault Hunters.
* BodyHorror: He was an experiment of some sort, and still has numerous scars, stitches, and various hoses all over his body. He can also mutate himself into a Badass Psycho, misshapen limbs included.
* BreakoutMookCharacter: He's a Psycho, like the kind you've been killing or watching them blow up. One of his rants indirectly references this ("Box cover, box cover, I'm the real star!")
* BreathWeapon: "Hellfire Halitosis" lets him breathe flames.
* CallBack: Occasionally says "You woke the wrong dog!" when getting a Second Wind. That's what Nine-Toes in VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} said to the original Vault Hunters when they fought him.
* CaptainObvious: His Psycho Mutant transformation. "I'VE GOT A HUGE HAND!"
* CastFromHitPoints: Effectively, if not ''directly.'' Related to SelfHarm below, he performs better when his shields are down and his Action Skill recharges faster when he takes damage to his health instead of his shields (his "Feed the Meat" skill massively increases his base health but makes his shields recharge slower to facilitate this). If he's not in enough danger already from the enemy, several of his skills actively hurt himself, like "Silence the Voices" which has a 12% to smash himself in the face with his buzz axe or his Hellborn tree that lights himself on fire (but that's actually a ''good'' thing). At any given moment, his health could dip dangerously low, only to be fully recharged the next second, then be back down again.
* CatchPhrase: He has a tendency to scream "NIPPLE SALADS" at times. It's even featured in his Legendary Psycho class mod.
** His inner/good personality has "...Close enough", usually said in annoyance after telling the dominant personality to say something and he instead shouts some psychotic nonsense.
* CoolMask: Wears a gas mask version of the normal Psycho mask as his default Head. Every single one of his alternate Heads is some form of mask or helmet which covers most of his face.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Much of his dialog is generally nonsense involving meat or blood in some way. Especially exacerbated in Raving Retribution, where he'll go on completely nonsensical rants while spouting homing fireballs from his body.
-->''MY STOMACH IS CLEAR, AND MY MIND IS FULL OF'' '''BACON!'''
* CriticalStatusBuff: A fair number of his skills involve buffing Krieg when he takes damage, especially when his shields are down.
* DeadpanSnarker: When he's not wallowing in self-loathing, his sane half can be pretty snarky.
-->''It's over, idiot. You're going to die here and now and the last words out of your mouth will have been "poop train."''
* DeathSeeker: His inner voice will occasionally comment "I deserve this" when Krieg either bashes himself in the face or is set on fire.
* DesperationAttack: The "Light The Fuses" skill, which lets him toss dynamite and move normally when his HP reaches 0. He can also detonate it Suicide Psycho style, though he'll get Second Wind if he manages to score a kill with it.
** There's also the "Release the Beast" skill, in which if Krieg activates Buzzaxe Rampage when at 1/3 of his health he transforms into a Badass Psycho.
* DifficultButAwesome: Per the developer's own admittance, the Mania tree falls squarely into this. Taking damage actually buffs Krieg, even moreso without shields. This places him at a higher risk of frequently getting knocked into Fight For Life mode, but one skill completely restores his health with every kill he makes while using his action skill.
** Several Bloodlust tree skills feed into one another: there's a grenade kill skill that makes gun damage better, a gun kill skill that makes melee damage better and a melee kill skill that makes grenades better. Keeping your Bloodlust from decaying is hard enough, keeping track of all this in the middle of battle is even harder, but if you pull it off: a string of ever-increasing deadliness.
** All of his skill trees have perks that can feed into each other. Strip The Flesh and Salt The Wound can grant huge boosts to Torgue Shotguns, and Fuel The Rampage (taking damage speeds up Buzz Axe Rampage cooldown) and Release The Beast (Krieg turns into a Badass Psycho with maxed health and massive damage reduction when special is triggered at 33% health, like when you come out of fight for your life mode) means that unless you were in Buzz Axe Rampage when put into fight for your life mode, as soon as you come out, you can immediately trigger a buzz axe rampage, and go on a killing spree as a Badass Psycho mutant.
** The Hellborn skill tree: you gain bonuses by setting yourself on fire. At higher levels, with the Delusional Damage perk, you can set yourself on fire by using any elemental attacks, including corrosive, which you will use a lot later in the game. Elemental Empathy causes a fraction of all elemental damage you deal to heal you.
* EmpathicHealer: "Redeem the Soul", which lets Krieg instantly revive allies in exchange for immediately putting him in "Fight for your Life" mode. Of course, if he has Light the Fuses, this might come as an advantage for him.
* FriendlyFireproof: Averted. "Fuel the Rampage" makes him susceptible to friendly fire.
* HeroicWillpower: The original personality is able to exert some level of control over the dominant personality. WordOfGod compares said personality to a driver of a runaway truck that cannot stop the truck and can only try to steer away from as many people as he can and try to mitigate any damage it might cause.
* InfernalRetaliation: With points in the Hellborn tree, he gets a ton of buffs from being on fire, and he even has a chance to set himself on fire with his fire attacks (and with the Delusional Damage skill, ''any'' elemental damage).
* [[InfinityMinusOneSword Infinity -1 Mutation]]: Triggering your active ability at critical health (1/3rd or less) with 'Release The Beast' turns you into a rampaging Badass Psycho, buffing your melee damage, adding to your damage resistance, and topping off your health instantly. Best of all, your Active Ability is ready for use again ''the second it wears off.'' As such, you can keep popping this skill over and over each time your health goes critical. Suffice to say, unless you're armed to the teeth with Legendary Weapons, your Active Ability will see a ''lot'' of use.
* InterfaceScrew: Killing enemies with your action skill splatters your camera with lots of blood.
* JekyllAndHyde: In this case, the Hyde personality is the dominant one while the Jekyll at least tries to make sure that the former only kills evildoers.
* KnockbackEvasion: Krieg is heavier than the other Vault Hunters, giving him less knockback from attacks, which goes good with his melee-centric play-style. This also has the unfortunate side effect of making grenade jumping and certain Badass Challenges impossible to do using him, such as getting a geyser to launch you to the top of the Happy Pig Motel sign. It doesn't launch him nearly high enough.
* LaughingMad: He has quite the variety of maniacal laughter.
* LoveAtFirstSight: He falls in love with Maya upon seconds of meeting her. Unfortunately, his [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} lack of communication skills]] causes her to shoot at him.
* LoveRedeems: At least, the inner personality hopes that Maya will be the one to make him sane once more.
* MadeOfExplodium: His final "Bloodlust" skill, Bloodsplosion, makes every single enemy an ActionBomb: when they die, they go BOOM! Better yet, if the explosion kills an enemy it can start off a domino effect of explosions.
* MadnessMantra: One of his Raving Retribution lines has him repeating a certain phrase, getting louder each time.
-->''"The voices said 'empty, hollow and thud'. The voices said 'empty, hollow and thud'. '''THE VOICES SAID 'EMPTY, HOLLOW AND THUD'!!'''''
* MagikarpPower: The Bloodlust tree is not very powerful at low levels, with very minor boosts to relatively useless things like magazine capacity and weapon swap speed, especially considering these boosts are based entirely on the rapidly-decaying Bloodlust stacks. However, the later Bloodlust tree skills are much, much more powerful, and also turn the weak tier one skills into essential building blocks for the rest of the tree. Not to mention that the later equipment and expanded inventory capacity and ammunition capacity allow for a much swifter accumulation of Bloodlust stacks.
* ManOnFire: His "Hellborn" skill tree actually ''encourages'' you to set him on fire.
* MeaningfulName: Krieg is [[BilingualBonus German for war]]. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]] his name would have been Blitz but the developers decided that Krieg sounds more like an actual name.
* MookHorrorShow: The debut trailers show bandits being obliterated by his silhouette. Also, the PAX presentation in which he was introduced had a short video set to "In the Halls of the Mountain King" consisting of Krieg demonstrating his various in-game abilities upon enemies.
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: The voice in his head tries to direct Krieg's rage towards "the deserving" and even swears that if he ever kills an innocent person that he ''will'' take over and commit suicide.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: One Mania skill gives him health for overkilling enemies. Find some way to do ludicrous damage to enemies and he'll get his health back, no problem!
* NoIndoorVoice: Anything that Krieg says is shouted, just like every other Psycho on Pandora. It's even extended to ''every single name'' for his Heads and Skins, which are in ALL CAPS.
* PlayingWithFire: One of his skill trees deals almost exclusively in fire elemental damage. [[IncendiaryExponent Being set on fire actually buffs him.]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: When he first met Maya, his sane side wanted to tell her how beautiful she was and that she may be the one to save him. [[TalkativeLoon What came out was decidedly less eloquent]].
-->'''"I'M THE CONDUCTOR OF THE POOP TRAIN!"'''
* SelfHarm: Silence the Voices makes it so that he has a chance to hurt himself in exchange for a major buff to melee damage and the Hellborn tree has several skills that immolate himself.
* ShipTease: With Maya in his backstory video. It seems like his inner voice finds Maya very attractive, and his outer voice refers to her as "PRETTY LADY".
* SplitPersonality: Besides his "default" AxCrazy self, he has a (much) saner, (much) more moral voice in his head who ensures that he only kills "the deserving". They do ''not'' get along. This is in fact his original personality.
* TakingYouWithMe: "Pull the Pin" has Krieg drop a grenade when he dies, gaining double XP if it kills someone. Inverted in Light the Fuses mode, where successfully suicide-bombing enemies brings him back to life.
* TalkativeLoon: His short film shows that his psychotic personality seems to be nearly incapable of putting their otherwise rational thoughts into coherent spoken words, making it difficult to communicate with others.
* ThemeNaming: All but one of the skills in the Bloodlust tree have "Blood" in their names, all but one of the skills in the Mania tree follow a "[Verb] the [Noun]" pattern, and all the skills in the Hellborn tree are alliterative. There's also one skill each in Bloodlust and Hellborn that conform to the Mania tree's theme.
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: Light the Fuses has him tossing dynamite when his health reaches zero. He also has a few skills that improve explosive damage.
* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Buzz Axe Always Works]]: When in Rampage mode, Krieg can toss his axe as well as swing it. One of his skills even more or less turns it into a grenade by dealing explosive damage when tossed.
* TokenEnemyMinority: Seemingly the only semi-heroic Psycho of the series.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: Pretty much his entire play-style revolves around doing things you normally try to '''''avoid''''' with the other characters. Like, say [[ManOnFire being set on fire]] or taking damage, or getting up-close and personal while hacking at people with a buzz axe.
** That said, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the whole idea for a character with this kind of play-style was thought of before the game was launched, but was saved for DLC because it might have turned away some players.]]
* WantedPoster: '''Property of Hyperion: $100,000,000,000'''
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Considering that he's more or less an upgraded version of a Psycho, Krieg is not one for a shirt.
* WordSaladTitle: His head and skin names are a fountain of unending randomness.
** And yet are often ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin at the same time.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Supporting [=NPC=]s]]
''Note: This is for [=NPC=]s that did not appear in the first Borderlands.''

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!Tiny Tina
!!''World's Deadliest 13 year old''
!!!Voiced by [[HeyAshWhatchaPlayin Ashly Burch]]

A thirteen-year-old demolitions specialist who is ''completely bonkers''. Also a friend of the Crimson raiders, and bears a deep grudge against both Handsome Jack and a particularly nasty bandit named Flesh-stick.

* ADayInTheLimelight: She's the central character of the fourth DLC, "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep".
* AmbiguouslyGay: She only sexualizes the "female" members of her tea party and her original motivation for training you in the second DLC was that she was going to have a PrecociousCrush on Moxxi.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Frequently
-->'''Tiny Tina:''' Counting Down! TEN! NINE! EIGHT! [Missiles Launch prematurely] ...I got bored.
* BestServedCold: Or, in this case, served with enough volts to literally vaporize them from existence.
* BerserkButton: Raisin cookies. When she discovers that what she thought were chocolate chip cookies are actually raisin cookies, she goes on a full-fledged RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Oh so very much.
--> "I'm a little teapot, bloody and cut. Here is my handle, here is my butt."
--> "Squishy. Squishy squishy squishy."
* CreepyChild: Generally played for laughs.
--> '''Tiny Tina (singing a song and skipping): All around the stactus plant, the stalker chased the bandit. The stalker thought it was all in fun. POP! (jumps on the detonator plunger that is linked to a bandit wrapped in dynamite and blows the bandit to pieces) goes the bandit.
** It's ''not'' so laugh-inducing when [[spoiler:you finally learn the fate of her parents. [[TearJerker The poor kid's had it rough]]]].
* CuteAndPsycho: She's a cute girl who has no issue killing entire gangs, blowing up rail lines and torturing her captives.
* DemolitionsExpert: And completely crazy about bombs, to the point that when she appears in the Torgue DLC, she ''blows off the door'' to her camper van just to make an entrance.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Inverted
--> "You disarmed my proxy-boomer? Damn gurl, you got skills to pay the billzzzzzzz!"
* DungeonMaster: ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'' centers around her being the DM for a game of ''Bunkers & Badasses'', with Brick, Mordecai, and Lilith as the other players.
** KillerGameMaster: She attempts to start off the campaign with a HopelessBossFight against The Handsome Sorcerer's Dragon. When Lilith protests this, she change the fight to a generic EliteMook Skeleton. Unlike other examples, she's simply just bad at balancing combat.
* ExhaustedEyeBags: has huge, dark bags under her eyes.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Series/TheATeam "Howling Mad" Murdock]], given her competence in her forte (explosives) despite her {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies. There's also a bit of LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl in there, given the blond hair, TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior, and repeated murders.
* FishEyes: Her left eye strays some at times. It was originally a glitch, [[ThrowItIn but the developers enjoyed it enough to leave it in]].
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Her obsession with explosives is because her mother saved her from the Hyperion labs by slipping her a grenade.]]
* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: A 13 year old that talks like equal parts raving psycho and lunatic pimp.
* GenkiGirl: Is incredibly hyper when it comes to explosives.
* HarmfulToMinors: [[spoiler: Saw her parents violently butchered for Slag research by Hyperion.]] The resulting trauma made her the off-kilter psychopath she is now.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: A sketch at the end of Borderlands 2 has her perched on Brick's shoulders, both of them killing bandits. This is also a callback to some of Brick's earlier dialogue; he mentions running around the bandit camps with Tina riding on his back, punching out bandits whilst Tina threw explosives around.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: She's friends with Brick and Roland as well as Mr. Torgue. She evidently has the latter on her cellphone.
** Also with Moxxi, although their relationship is of the VitriolicBestBuds variety.
* KillerRabbit: With emphasis on ''killer''.
* LittleMissBadass: A 13 years old DemolitionsExpert.
* MadBomber: She's an AxCrazy DemolitionsExpert.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Apparently, Flesh-Stick thought Tina died with her parents.
* ParentalSubstitute: Seems to view Roland as this, as she keeps a picture of herself with him on her nightstand.
** [[spoiler:She was originally part of the BearerOfBadNews quest. Hearing of Roland's death snaps her out of her usually cheery guise and utterly devastates her.]]
** [[spoiler: The Assault on Dragon's Keep has her in denial over Roland's death and she refuses to believe he's really gone.]]
*** [[spoiler: Subverted in the ending - she knew all along, and the frustration of the Vault Hunters towards her behavior culminated in her finally accepting his death.]]
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Lapses into stereotypical African American and Upper class british mannerisms, among others.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Her tea party quest involves capturing and then torturing [[spoiler:the Bandit who sold her and her parents to Jack for human testing.]]
-->'''Tina:''' [[ItsTheBestWhateverEver Best tea party ever.]]
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: When she captures Flesh-Stick for her tea party, she says "You are cordially invited, BITCH!"
* TrademarkFavoriteFood:
** Chocolate chip cookies. She goes ballistic when she realizes that Torgue's vending machines sell raisin cookies.
** Also, during 'Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep', she admits to having lived on nothing but a steady diet of crumpets for the last few years.
* UnreliableNarrator: Shows shades of this through her "Bunkers & Badasses" campaign in ''Assault on Dragon Keep''
* YouKilledMyFather: She's after a bandit named Flesh-Stick because he [[spoiler:turned her parents in to Hyperion]].

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!Ellie
!!''Likes: cuddling, murder''
!!!Voiced by JamieMarchi

Scooter's sister, who runs a vehicle garage in The Dust.

* BiTheWay: Will flirt with the player character regardless of gender. Definitely takes after her mother.
* FatAndProud: One of the reason she moved out to the Dust is because Moxxi kept nagging her to lose weight, and she didn't want to.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Her boobs jiggle as much as, if not more than, her mother's.
* InsultBackfire: The bandits make hood ornaments in her likeness to mock her. Although she is aware they were meant to be insulting, she thinks the design is "badass" and has you steal some so she can put them around the shop.
* ItAmusedMe: Secretly instigates the clan war between the Zafords and the Hodunks primarily for kicks, as well as wanting to prove to Moxxi that she can survive in The Dust.
** KarmaHoudini: Neither side ''ever'' catches on that she started it.
* LegCling: Official artwork for ''Tiny Tina's Assault On Dragon Keep'' shows Ellie clinging to Roland's leg. She's wearing a [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Slave Leia outfit.]]
* SouthernFriedGenius: She might not be all there, and speak with the same drawl as Scooter, but she knows her stuff when it comes to trucks n' stuff... when she isn't inadvertently crushing them around a Bandit in a trash compactor over a petty insult.
* WrenchWench: Helps Scooter out and introduces the player to the new Bandit Technical.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: She can fit an entire suit of armor in her size in her cleavage.

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!Sir Hammerlock
!!''Hunter, Scholar, Gentleman''
!!!Voiced by JMichaelTatum

A QuintessentialBritishGentleman who is on Pandora to study the native fauna. Having lost his arm, leg, and desire to go into the field some time ago, he enlists the new Vault Hunters to help him conduct studies.

* ADateWithRosiePalms: Played for laughs and subverted in "Big Game Hunt".
-->'''Hammerlock:''' Thank you for joining me on this expedition, by the by. Things can get pretty lonely on treks such as these, and, with my right hand being made of metal, I am incapable of amusing myself in the way most other males would. Pahaahahaha! Some ribald humor for you there.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Is the focus of the 3rd DLC expansion, ''Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt''.
* AdventurerOutfit: Wears a futuristic version of a Victorian era safari outfit. With his robotic arm and leg, he wouldn't look that out of place at a SteamPunk convention.
* AnArmAndALeg: A [[SandWorm Thresher]] by the name of Old Slappy tore out Hammerlock's arm at the socket. The same thresher also got the leg on that side, and possibly even the other leg as well. He sends you after it in a sidequest.
* ArtificialLimbs: See above. Easily removable, too!
* AwesomeMcCoolname: His title and name would put hairs on your chest with each utterance.
* BadassMoustache: Few will ever have facial hair as fine as his. He proves it in his DLC, where he actually fights alongside the player.
* CharacterBlog: Took over the ECHO Cast blog used by Gaige and Mr. Torgue in preparation for his DLC.
* GentlemanAdventurer: He's the QuintessentialBritishGentleman who studies and hunts the creatures of Pandora.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: Knows all about the creatures of Pandora, but also has an amusingly dark sense of humor.
* GreatWhiteHunter: He even has three old rifle darts on his jacket. Also, most of the weapons that he rewards players with are sniper rifles.
* HighClassGlass: Though it's not a monocle, it's a pair of glasses with one lens broken. Still meant to invoke the look though.
* IAmVeryBritish: Has an extremely stereotypical British accent.
* MadLibsCatchphrase: "[''Blank, typically a noun''], Ho!" [[note]]"Adventure, ho!", "Repressed memories, ho!", et cetera[[/note]]
* MrExposition: He narrates many of the exposition trailers. Lampshaded in his first appearance.
--> ''I'm spouting exposition again, aren't I? Apologies.''
* NiceHat: That you can help him pimp as a side quest.
* SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish
* SophisticatedAsHell: Despite his GentlemanAndAScholar image, he can be just as crude as everyone else sometimes. "Bonerfarts" comes to mind.
* StraightGay: He makes an offhand mention of an old boyfriend, but other than that you'd never notice.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Has a one-sided friendship with Claptrap. Claptrap considers him a good friend while Hammerlock despises the little bastard and says that his voice kills his brain cells.

!Claptrap
''[[Characters/{{Borderlands}} See the character page for the first Borderlands]]''

!Michael Mamaril
!!!Voiced by Chad Cline

A Vault Hunter who can randomly be encountered in Sanctuary, usually around the shops or the Crimson Raider headquarters.

* {{Badass}}: He's a Vault Hunter like you. This means that either he's survived for years on Pandora while fighting Jack's army, or he survived Jack's attempts to lure and kill Vault Hunters.
* CoolShades: Wears a pair of mirrored sunglasses.
* NiceGuy: The fact that he just so happens to keep level-appropriate blue (and sometimes purple) weapons with him just to hand them off to you quickly makes him an endearing character.
* {{Tuckerization}}: He's based on a fan of the original Borderlands who died before the release of the game.

!Crazy Earl
''[[Characters/{{Borderlands}} See the character page for the first Borderlands]]''

!Hodunk Clan

A clan of the [[DeepSouth Pandoran equivalent to stereotypical rednecks]] with all the UnfortunateImplications intact.

* DeepSouth: Apparently their neck of the Dust is the Pandora equivalent. These guys leave no stereotype unturned, either. Playing the banjo, living in trailers, driving race cars...
* SouthernFriedGenius[=/=]IdiotSavant: Surprisingly. Despite all the genetic disorders and physical and mental development issues, the Hodunk clan are innate technological geniuses. They even run their own family race track.
* TooDumbToLive: They never seem to realize that the same people that they're hiring to go after the Zafords are the same people that the Zafords are hiring to go after them. That or they don't care.

!!Jimbo "Papa" Hodunk
!!!Voiced by Ian Sinclair

* BerserkButton: The sheer mention of Moxxi and her kids sends him into a gibbering rage since he sees them as traitors.
* DisappearedDad: Is vaguely implied to be Scooter's father, but since Scooter's been kicked out of the clan it's doubtful he has much of a presence in his life.
* EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped: [old coot gibberish]
* HandicappedBadass: He's missing his left leg and is normally confined to a wheelchair, but he still personally takes part in the final battle against the Zafords, riding on Tector's shoulders.
* TheUnintelligible: Everything he says has to be translated by another member of the Hodunk clan.

!!Tector Hodunk
!!!Voiced by Joel [=McDonald=]

* {{Gonk}}: Probably the most unusual looking human NPC in the game, if not the ugliest.
* TranslatorBuddy: To his own father.
* TurnsRed: If you kill his father, Tector turns into "Grieving Tector". It's sort of like making a Goliath mad, except he doesn't regenerate health.

!Zaford Clan
!!!Both voiced by ChuckHuber

A clan of Irishmen who run their own pub, the Holy Spirits, near the town of Overlook.

* FightingIrish: Irishmen obsessed with fighting the Hodunk clan. "I pay in blood, booze, and ''bullets''!"
* {{Oireland}}: Shamelessly. Lots of alcohol, ridiculous accents, and ''sooo'' much green.
* TooDumbToLive: Like their rivals, they don't seem to realize that the same folks that they're hiring are the same ones being hired by their enemies. That or they don't care.

!!Mick Zaford

* {{Invisibility}}: Mick is probably the first human enemy you'll see with a cloak, so be wary.
* NiceHat: Wears a snazzy bowler.
* PapaWolf: His response to the Hodunks killing his son is to have the vault hunter go and burn them alive in their trailers, and he has enough when Lucky's wake is crashed.

!!Peter Zaford

* TheDutifulSon: To hear him tell it.
* HearingVoices: Or more specifically, a single voice.
* {{Leprechaun}}: Not a typical example. He's short and the family's bagman, but he's called a leprechaun. When fought, he teleports around the room as if by magic, and can drop a relic called the Pot O'Gold.
* TheUnfavorite: What he thinks himself to be. It's unknown if it's true or just a result of his insanity, but Mick does seem torn up over his death.

!Overlook
Residents of the small town of Overlook, they are all confined to their homes due to suffering from a brain disease called the skull-shivers. The disease was brought on by Hyperion's mining operations, and the company has since taken over the town and terrorized the already suffering citizens.

* {{Hikikomori}}: The whole town, but not the usual case. They're all house bound due to a "curfew" enforced by Hyperion. Should they "break" it, one of the citizens will get executed via [[LudicrousGibs the Grinder]]. In the worst case scenario, the nearby Hyperion base has a mortar aimed towards the town.

!!Karima

* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: Sure, Dave was a total asshole, but did he really deserve to ''die''? Not to mention that she kills him with a giant freaking siege mortar (which Hyperion, naturally, felt was a reasonable means of enforcing curfew), and all Dave had was a crappy little corrugated steel shack, hanging precariously off a cliff.]]
** Of course, considering that [[spoiler:Dave took the battery from their medical dispenser to power their clock, he was an actual danger to the town.]]
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: One of the nicest people on Pandora, which is saying something.
* MeaningfulName: Take the "I" out and you get "karma". [[spoiler:Guess what happens to Dave.]]
* [[spoiler:TheDogBitesBack: Dave gets his comeuppance for all his sexist jerkass remarks.]]
* UnexpectedSuccessor: She was formerly a computer programmer and only became the mayor of Overlook after the previous one died.

!!Dave

* [[spoiler:AndThereWasMuchRejoicing]]: Specifically, on the part of Karima.
-->'''Karima''': ''"Do you know the best part about Dave? [[spoiler:He's dead.]]"''
* AssholeVictim: He's a sexist jerk no one in Overlook even likes. [[spoiler:You really can't blame Karima for having him murdered.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Without a doubt.
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Karima has you test out the new shield surrounding Overlook... but not before having Dave killed.]]
* StayInTheKitchen: Loves making sexist comments towards Karima and how as a woman she can't do anything right.
* TooDumbToLive: Takes the battery out from the medical dispenser to power the clock. As in, the medical dispenser that sells medicine the town desperately needs.
* UngratefulBastard: If you give him the medicine for skull-shivers, he simply calls you a skag-licker.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bandits]]

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!Captain Flynt
!!''Burn, Baby, Burn''
!!!Voiced by Joel [=McDonald=]

* AnchorsAway: He carries an anchor as his melee weapon, fitting for the captain of a ship. He pounds it against the ground to create huge shockwaves if he wants to create some distance.
* AvengingTheVillain: Averted. He doesn't seem very torn up about his brother's death in the first game. Then again, he doesn't seem to know who is responsible.
** In cut dialog however, he states that he has a bounty out on whomever killed his brother. He also clarifies that Baron Flynt's first name is literally Baron.
* BadBoss: He loves to hurt people, and since his ship is frozen in place at the moment the only people in reach are his own men. So, uh, guess what he does.
* HeavyMetalUmlaut: As seen above, his BossSubtitles use these. Over the "n"s, too, so it's a SpinalTap thing.
* [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep His Name Really Is Captain]]: The official strategy guide confirms that his first name actually is "Captain" and lampshades the Flynt family's odd naming methods. According to him, [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude his parents were douchebags]].
* InsistentTerminology: Forgetting the "Captain" is a good way to get him to torture you. Not that he needs much of an excuse to do that.
* {{Pirate}}: Ostensibly, he and his men are this, but with their ship stuck on the Southern Shelf they obviously have to find other ways to entertain themselves.
* PyroManiac: His ship has a giant dragon head attached that breathes fire, the arena you fight him on has several vents that shoot out fire, he uses an incendiary pistol to fight you, and he likes to cover himself in flames. As such, he's also highly resistant to fire damage.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Seriously, call him Captain Flynt. You have little excuse not to, though, since it's both a title ''and'' his first name.
* TortureTechnician: Really likes his torture, especially if Claptrap is the one on the receiving end.

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!Boom-Bewm
!!''Boom... and his brother Bewm''
!!!Voiced by EricVale

* {{BFG}}: Boom begins the fight on a huuuuge cannon aptly named "Big Bertha". After shooting it enough, he'll get down and fight you directly.
* DualBoss: Boom mans the cannon, while Bewm flies around on a jetpack.
* FlunkyBoss: Defeating one of them causes Psychos to spawn in pairs periodically until the other one's dead.
* JetPack: They don't seem to grant full flight, but boost jumps quite a bit.
* MadBomber: They're complete nutjobs who love warship cannons and grenades. Both also use Torgue shotguns when on foot.
* PostApunkalypticArmor: The pair of them are the first armored bandits the player sees (and the only ones in the first playthrough), and their armor is clearly made of scrap metal welded together.
* SiblingTeam: "Boom-Bewm" is the team of explosives expert Boom and his midget shotgunner brother Bewm.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "Light the fuses, bitches!"
* VerbalTic: Boom loves saying the word "boom!" Claptrap lampshades this out after you defeat him.

!Flanksteak
!!!Voiced by JohnSwasey

The leader of the Bloodshot bandits that antagonize the town of Sanctuary.

* ComicallySmallBribe: Inverted: Comically Small Ransom. He captures Roland and tries to ransom him to Hyperion for millions of dollars, but Hyperion would much rather send killer robots than pay money. Flanksteak keeps trying to lower the bid on the ransom, until it's just twenty bucks.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Flanksteak is fond of really graphic and esoteric threats.
* [[spoiler:TheUnfought: Flanksteak is never fought or even seen in person, even when you storm Bloodshot headquarters; apparently he was killed when Handsome Jack sent Hyperion forces to kidnap Roland.]]

!Face [=McShooty=]
-->''"SHOOT ME IN THE FACE! IN THE FAAACE! NOT ON THE ARM, NOT ON THE SPINE, IN THE FAAAAACE!!!"''

A member of the Slabs clan of bandits you encounter on Thousand Cuts. Face [=McShooty=] just wants you to shoot him in the face. Played by ChrisCarson.

* DeathSeeker: He ''really'' wants you to shoot him in the face.
* FamousLastWords: "THANK YOU!"
* LargeHam: He screams everything he says to you with extreme glee.
-->'''Face:''' ''"SHOOT ME IN THE FACE! IN THE FAAACE! NOT ON THE ARM, NOT ON THE SPINE, IN THE FAAAAACE!!!"''
* MadeOfIron: Shooting him in the face is the ''only'' way to kill him. Shooting him elsewhere just angers him.
* MeaningfulName: His name is exactly what he wants you to do to him.
* NoIndoorVoice[=/=]MotorMouth: Doesn't shut up about how he wants you to shoot him in the face.
* OverlyLongGag: Did we mention he wants you to shoot him in the face?
* SophisticatedAsHell
-->"I NOTICE YOU DIDN'T SHOOT ME IN THE FACE YET! CURIOUS AS TO WHY! If you are pondering the moral pros and cons of it, let me assure you that OHMYGODJUSTSHOOTMEINTHEFACE!!!"
* SuicideByCop: Doesn't want to shoot himself in the face. Wants ''you'' to shoot him in the face.
* TalkativeLoon: Hoo boy.
-->"IT HAS TO HAPPEN! HNNNG! FACEY FACEY FACE FACE! TIRED OF WAITING! NO MORE WAITING! NEED A FACESHOT! BOOM! SQUISH! YAY!
-->"AT THE SOUND OF THE BELL IT WILL BE FACESHOOTING O'CLOCK! BONG! KNOCK KNOCK! WHO'S THERE? SHOOT ME IN THE FACE! END OF JOKE!
* [[ZeroEffortBoss Zero Effort Side-Quest]]: You just gotta shoot him in the face.
** Lampshaded by the achievement for the mission: "Well, That Was Easy".

!Flesh-Stick

A Psycho bandit who is encountered in the Tundra Express. Tiny Tina wants you to "invite" him as the "guest of honor" for her tea party....

* AssholeVictim: He thoroughly ''deserves'' what Tina does to him.
* AxCrazy: Being a Psycho automatically qualifies him, though he's saner than most.
* ElectricTorture: Tina repeatedly zaps him while the tea party progresses, culminating in him being ''vaporized''.
* KickTheDog: He actively taunts Tina over the deaths of her parents when she's holding the tea party.
* NotSoDifferent: He compares Tina to himself, saying that the deaths of her parents made her ''strong''.
* VillainousBreakdown: He goes from angrily threatening Tina to taunting rants to pathetically begging for his life within a matter of minutes.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hyperion]]

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!Handsome Jack
!!!Voiced by DameonClarke

The main antagonist of ''Borderlands 2''. After taking over the Hyperion corporation (via strangulation of his boss), Jack has made it his goal to "bring order" to Pandora by wiping out every undesirable on the planet. To do this, he needs what is inside the second Vault, and is having his armies drill into the planet and mine Eridum for this purpose.

He isn't very nice, to say the least.

* [[spoiler:AbusiveParent: Keeps his daughter Angel locked up and pumped full of Eridium because her Siren powers can power the Vault key. She's been that way for so long that cutting the Eridium flow would kill her, so she literally has no release but death from her torment.]]
* ArmCannon: In his boss fight, his two wristwatches become laser cannons.
* AuthorAvatar: Burch pretty much describes Handsome Jack as all the pent up rage he has with humanity except he is "handsome".
** [[SelfDeprecation Considering all the negative traits about him...]]
*** For bonus points, Anthony Burch played a body double of Handsome Jack... [[BadBadActing amazingly dully]].
* BadassNormal: The few times he steps into the field himself, he proves himself capable of handling quite a few threats through merely anticipating others actions.
* BadBoss: It ''sucks'' to work for Hyperion. Seriously, he makes the Atlas Bosses look nice by comparison. He even treats Blake, Hyperion's vice-president and his long-time personal lackey, more as a butler than anything.
* BeneathTheMask: A sidequest, 'Get To Know Jack', reveals several ''very'' interesting things about his past, and makes the motivations behind his behaviour as clear as day. [[spoiler:He was a minor 'code monkey' until he led Hyperion to the Eridium on Pandora, and he's certainly not handsome under that mask... he has a weird scar on his face with more than a passing resemblance to the Vault symbol and he's blind in his left eye.]]
* BerserkButton:
** [[spoiler: His unnamed wife, and Angel apparently killing her with her Siren powers.]] Bad enough that when an aide mentions it offhand, Jack immediately begins strangling ([[InsistentTerminology not choking]]) the man to death.
** A more subtle one: profanity and littering. He regularly mandates ''death'' for both of these offenses. The only ones who get away with it are [[spoiler: Angel]] and [[{{Hypocrite}} himself]].
* BigBad: Technically of both games, due to [[spoiler:being behind the unsealing of the first Vault]]. He's also the villain of Tiny Tina's RPG campaign as The Handsome Sorcerer.
* BigNo: [[spoiler:When the Warrior is defeated.]]
* BigStupidDoodooHead: The scene where he considers naming his diamond pony "Butt Stallion" and "Piss-for-Brains" in "honor" of the Vault Hunters being the prime example. [[spoiler:It's part of his ObfuscatingStupidity, and goes away in favor of much sharper barbs after he drops the act.]]
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: He considers anyone that opposes him a "bandit", regardless of whether or not they actually are bandits or simply people in his way.
* BreadAndCircuses: He implements a particularly wasteful example of this in Opportunity. People are evidently paid to be in the city and people willing to listen to his mural of BlatantLies get a sizable tax refund.
* TheCaligula: While he's definitely brilliant, and HAS to be a good businessman to run an intergalactic multi-trillion dollar MegaCorp, he's also a deranged sociopath that [[WouldHurtAChild killed a random Hyperion worker's kids]] ForTheEvulz, and that's not even the limit of his insanity. Some of the stuff he spends corporate money on, by the way, is a bit...[[ConspicuousConsumption questionable]], such as a Turbo-Mansion, (Don't ask. We don't know.) a (living) pony made of diamonds, and the city of Opportunity which, from a city planner's perspective is not that big or planned out all that well.
* CatchPhrase: "Heeeeey, Handsome Jack here!"
* ClassicVillain: Representing {{pride}}, {{greed}} and eventually wrath as he undergoes a VillainousBreakdown.
* ConspicuousConsumption: He spends his money on... odd things.
* ConsummateLiar: Of the "Truth Twister" variety. He has no trouble misleading, telling the part of the truth he wants you to hear, or telling his own incredibly biased version of the truth. However, almost everything he says [[spoiler: except about his grandmother]] is pretty much true.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He took over Hyperion, declared himself Dictator of Pandora, blocked the light by building a base right in front of the planet's moon, and claimed credit for the finding of The Vault and [[spoiler: the slaying of The Destroyer]].
** As seen in the game intro: he tricks potential Vault Hunters into coming to Pandora, then has them killed after they board his monorails.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He is well aware of how much of a threat an independent Siren would be to his plans, judging from his [[OhCrap reaction]] to learning of Maya's existence.
** He also doesn't buy that [[spoiler:Lilith died during the fall of New Haven (he's right)]], and sends out a group of assassins to track down evidence that [[spoiler:she's still alive]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Boy, is he ever.
-->'''Jack:''' I can actually see why you'd want to tear that particular statue down. Clearly, you are illiterate and the image of me enjoying a good book just makes your head hurt something awful.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: Everything Jack's ever done [[spoiler:since he was a code monkey and murdered his way to the top of Hyperion]] was so he could awake [[spoiler:The Warrior]] and use it to take over... Only, he really didn't need to. He was already the leader of the most powerful and successful corporation in the galaxy since the demise of Atlas. Yet all the atrocities, all the death is so he could amass even more power and put everyone under his heel.
** DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: While in his eyes, it's [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans the other way around]], judging by Opportunity his vision of Utopia is simply a society that all but outright deifies him and enforced by [[AllCrimesAreEqual the death sentence for such crimes as littering or "verbal" littering]].
* DirtyCoward: According to Angel, Jack is a coward who relies on backstabbing and minions to do his dirty work and will not deal with problems personally without overwhelming manpower (Wilhelm to be exact). [[spoiler:However, after Angel's death, he wants nothing more than to kill the Vault Hunters with his bare hands and will fight them himself, albeit with plenty of back-up.]]
* DoNotCallMePaul: It is implied that his real name is John, but he ''really'' doesn't like to be called by that name. Either that, or [[AccidentalMisnaming Jack is his real name and Mr. Tassiter never bothered to get his name right]].
** If the latter, he does the same thing to his Vice President.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He has no real understanding of the concept of "good". In his eyes, being a hero means being rich and powerful enough to kill anyone who opposes you.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Played with.
** [[spoiler: Subverted when he sends the Vault Hunters to check up on his grandmother, and seems genuinely worried. Once you get there and find she's been murdered by bandits, Jack reveals that he's the one who hired the bandits to kill her, and sent you to her house just so you would kill the bandits so he wouldn't have to pay them.]]
** Played straight with [[spoiler: Angel]], which makes how he [[spoiler: treats his daughter all the worse. He becomes genuinely and completely terrified when Angel begs you to kill her, and repeatedly begs you to stop and pleads with Angel. After she dies, he refuses to take any responsibility for her death, blaming you for killing her and calling off the bounty on your head so he can kill you himself, apparently not understanding that the horrible things he was doing to Angel led to her suicide-by-Vault-Hunter.]]
** Zigzagged in regards to his girlfriend, the Sheriff. [[spoiler:After you kill her, he actually seems ''surprised'' that he's "a little pissed off" that his girlfriend's dead.]]
* TheEvilGenius: Jack designed several of the most powerful weapons in the Hyperion arsenal, and [[spoiler: designed the collars that control both Angel and Lilith]]. Before becoming the President of Hyperion, he was also [[spoiler: a "code-monkey"]] who controlled Hyperion space-deployment assets.
* EvilIsPetty: Evidently Jack has nothing better to do with his time than to annoy the Vault Hunters with insults, threats and otherwise just bragging about how awesome he is.
** [[spoiler:Or he's purposely pestering the Vault Hunters into trusting Angel more. By infuriating them further and further, the Vault Hunters start developing a worse and worse grudge against Jack and become more willing to follow Angel's direction (since she seems to oppose Jack). If this is the case, this shoots him straight into ManipulativeBastard territory.]]
** As the game progresses he gets more and more serious, with his ECHO transmissions only coming when you catch his attention or he gets ''angry''. At the same time, he upgrades from taunting you to gradually mounting determination to kill you to eventually screaming in periodic outbursts of fury.
* FatalFlaw: {{Greed}}, always demanding more, and {{Pride}}, making him too egomaniacal to stop.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's well spoken and charismatic, but he's also a petty, sociopathic monster who does nothing but verbally abuse you in conversations.
* {{Fiction 500}}: Jack has money and he has no qualms with taunting you abut it. Early on he calls you up just to tell you that he bought a pony. Made of ''diamonds''. 'Cause he's ''rich''. Later you can find an audio log where he tells some bandits that if they can find Lilith for him, he'll pay them enough money to build a mansion "made of other, smaller mansions."
** The pony isn't a diamond sculpture either. It's an actual living pony made of diamond. He names it "Butt Stallion", in honor of the Vault Hunters.
* FlunkyBoss: When he does directly fight the player, he makes ample use of his illusory decoys and body doubles to confuse and attack the player.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** [[spoiler: Regarding the truth behind Angel.]] During the "Assassinate the Assassins" quest, ECHO logs reveal that he knows that only 6 Sirens can exist in the universe at any given time, and he already directly knows three. Lets see... Lilith, Maya, and...
** During the same quest, he claims he can handle Lilith, while the bandits will just get themselves killed. [[spoiler:This is because he has a SlaveCollar he can use to control Sirens]].
* ForTheEvulz: Sometimes it seems his motives to do things are solely for this.
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:According to a late-game mission, as a child Jack lived with a highly abusive grandmother who used a ''buzzsaw'' as a disciplinary tool.]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:An ECHO log you pick up reveals that he was a small-time coder before he decided to usurp power]].
* GiverOfLameNames: Aside from Butt Stallion, Jack is the reason why Hyperion guns use corporate buzzwords. The Sheriff even acknowledges the fact that he's terrible at naming things, stating that were it up to him Lynchwood would be New New Haven.
* GloryHound: Most, if not all, of Jack's fame is ill-gotten. Technology that made him rich is stolen, and it's even suspected [[spoiler:that he stole the face he's currently got, because it's just so handsome.]]
** [[spoiler:Subverted with the first Vault. He had Angel lead the Vault Hunters in the first game to the first Vault. So while he doesn't deserve credit for actually facing and killing the Destroyer, he did have a major role in its death in leading the Hunters there.]]
* AGodAmI: Some unused dialog has him talking about how he has plans to use The Warrior to achieve godhood via galactic conquest.
-->"Y'know what? Call me old-fashioned but... being a god sounds like a helluva lotta fun!"
* [[spoiler:GoodScarsEvilScars: Under that mask, he has a giant Vault symbol burned across his entire face, [[EyeScream including one of his eyes]].]]
* HeroAntagonist: Thinks he is this, but he is most decidedly isn't. He thinks the heroes are the bad guys and he might have a point with a few of them. He also may have a point with the entire planet being chaotic in needing order, but fascist order might be pushing it.
-->'''Jack:''' ARGH, this is so frustrating, see, this is what I don't get about you bad guys. You know the hero is going to win, but you just don't die quickly!
* HeroBall: Related to the above: He is so convinced that he's the hero that he will occasionally do stupid things because "[[ContractualGenreBlindness that's what heroes do.]]" Such as when he tortures [[spoiler:Tannis]], but lets her live, thinking he's being "merciful."
* [[spoiler: HeroKiller: He kills Helena Pierce off-screen, blows up Bloodwing, and then kills Roland.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: He views [[spoiler:Angel's suicide-by-vault-hunter]] as the the murder of an innocent girl, and regularly calls the Vault Hunters "child-killers" after it happens, but he himself has implicitly, and in one case very explicitly, killed children, including those of his ''own employees''. In addition, he ruthlessly mocks [[spoiler:Helena Pierce's facial scars]], in spite of the fact that [[spoiler:he himself is scarred under his mask.]] Also, despite disliking his former boss calling him John, [[MaliciousMisnaming he does the same thing when referring to Jeffery Blake as "Jimmy"]]. And, as mentioned above, he considers death a perfectly suitable punishment for swearing and often chastises [[spoiler:Angel]] for doing so. This does not stop him from throwing the odd swear word around.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Sees himself as the hero of his own epic, and couldn't care less about what happens to anyone else [[spoiler:other than perhaps his daughter Angel]].
* ItsPersonal: The death of [[spoiler:his daughter]] does not go over well.
-->'''Jack:''' ''(on the planet-wide ECHO)''People of Pandora... [[spoiler:my daughter]] is... dead. Murdered. By [[spoiler:the Vault Hunter]]. So I've decided -- I am rescinding the bounty on [[spoiler:the Vault Hunter]]. If I find out that anyone killed them, I will hunt you down, and spend the rest of your life making you regret denying me my vengeance.
* InsistentTerminology: He likes to strangle people. Not choke, strangle.
-->'''Jack:''' No no, Jimmy, choking is what happens when you eat too fast. As I'm CRUSHING Mister Moorin's windpipe with my gold watch chain, what I'm actually doing is referred to as strangling.
* {{Jerkass}}: And that's the ''nicest'' way to describe him.
* JigsawPuzzlePlot: Par for the course in ''Borderlands'', Handsome Jack's history and motivations are hazy at best and must be pieced together from audio logs and testimony. Handsome Jack himself reveals some interesting tidbits, but then again [[UnreliableNarrator Jack is a proven manipulator with severe cognitive dissonance]].
* KnightTemplar: Utterly convinced that he is doing the right thing by trying to kill "bandits" (read: anyone on Pandora who opposes him) and imposing a fascist state of pure order and obedience to him.
** [[spoiler: KnightTemplarParent]]: [[spoiler: When Angel is trying to kill herself, he screams at her that everything he's done - all the people he's manipulated, all the bandits he's killed - has been to protect her. She is...not amused.]]
* LaughablyEvil: Is incredibly petty and vain, leading to amusing sections where you hear about the pointless crap he uses his power for.
-->'''Jack:''' Just bought a pony made of diamonds, because I'm rich. So, you know. That's cool.
* LaughingMad: [[spoiler:Occasionally breaks out into maniacal laughter during the fight against the Warrior - another illustration of how much [[VillainousBreakdown he's lost it by this point]].]]
* [[spoiler: TheManBehindTheMan: After the player dispatches of Wilhelm, it is revealed that Jack manipulated the player and the Raiders into going after the Vault Key directly, with the help of Angel, who orchestrated Roland & Co.'s hunt for the vault during the events of the [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} first game]].]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Loves using people to further his ends, then offing them for shits and giggles. He tried it with the Vault Hunters but failed. [[spoiler:Or so one thinks at first glance. Turns out he was using the Angel the entire time to control the Vault Hunters.]]
* MirrorBoss: When you finally get to fight him, you expect him to climb into some big robot. Nope, he fights you, man to man, as a strange mix of ''all four initial classes at once.''
* MismatchedEyes: His right eye is blue; the left is green. [[spoiler: Although the left eye is part of the mask. His real left eye is also blue, but is severely milky/fogged over.]]
* [[spoiler:MommyIssues: He has "deep-seeded" grandmother issues. It's implied that she was abusive towards him, if the "disiplinary" buzz-axe in her house is anything to go by...]]
* MoralMyopia: Paired with ItsAllAboutMe, he doesn't seem to understand that other people are even ''people''. If you kill his girlfriend, the Sheriff of Lynchwood, he's less upset and more ''surprised'' that he's upset. [[spoiler:But the death of his daughter--even though technically it was suicide--is what finally makes him declare ItsPersonal]]. This is even worse than it sounds because it's clear that the attempts to convince you he's done a good a good thing [[spoiler: for Angel,]] as well as the fear, sense of loss and rage he goes through as the event plays out are ''genuine,'' which means he is literally incapable of understanding how horrible a [[spoiler: father and]] person he is.
* {{Narcissist}}: Extends far beyond his self-aggrandizing handle.
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:He blames the Vault Hunters for Angel's death, refusing to acknowledge the fact that he drove her into desiring death]].
* ObfuscatingStupidity[=/=]ObfuscatingInsanity: He acts crazy and psycho/sociopathic, but in hindsight is clearly doing it all on purpose to manipulate the Vault Hunters. Well, at least until he snaps.
* OlderThanTheyLook: While he looks to be roughly mid-30's, [[spoiler:Jack is at least old enough to have a daughter in her late-teens at the least]]. According to Moxxi, he dabbles in plastic surgery quite a bit.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[spoiler:After Angel's death, Jack rescinds the bounty on the Vault Hunters as he wants to kill them himself. It's also the reason why the New-U stations still work for them.]]
* [[spoiler: PapaWolf]]: Extremely protective of [[spoiler: Angel]], which just makes [[spoiler: all the horrible things he's done to her even ''worse''. He goes so far as to rescind the bounty on you after she commits suicide with your help, just to kill you personally. The fact that she's a LivingMacguffin and necessary for him to open the Vault is a big factor, but he does love her in his own twisted way, and doesn't seem to understand the abuse he put her through lead to her desperately wanting to die.]]
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: [[ItsAllAboutMe In his own head]]. Jack sees himself as TheHero and has no problem pointing out the [[AntiHero Vault Hunters']] more dubious actions, while at other times casually joking about ''worse'' crimes he's committed against Pandora's "bandit" citizens.
* PsychopathicManchild: Type C. Despite being the powerful CEO of an NGOSuperpower that presumably spans several galaxies, he insists on randomly calling up the Vault Hunters just to hurl insults at them.
* RedRightHand: The face-mask that he wears. [[spoiler:Upon defeating him, it can be looted from him and be worn by the characters.]]
* RefugeInAudacity: He took over his company not because he was the smartest (he's clearly ''not'', and he's way too sloppy to properly run a company), nor even because he got a hot tip that Pandora was about to turn into an Eridium bonanza (though that helped), but because he's so ''audacious'' and ''violent'' that the pencil-pushers at the top of the company have no idea how to respond to him other than to cower in fear. He literally [[InsistentTerminology strangles]] people to death in his own board room and has children of his own employees executed in passing because one of them brings up a minor problem with one of his plans.
* SealedEvilInACan: Wants to release one, the Warrior, from a Vault and control it.
* [[spoiler:ShutUpHannibal: After you defeat The Warrior, a bloody Handsome Jack starts going on a last, desperate BreakingSpeech. The game actually doesn't kill him off, it gives you the honors of choosing what weapon you wish to use to kill him.]]
** Of course, [[spoiler:if you wait a while after he's done ranting, Lilith will offer do the honors]].
* SkunkStripe: Has a streak of white hair on the left side of his head. [[spoiler:It's an indicator to his actual age]].
* SmugSnake: Manipulates everyone in the game to get his hands on The Warrior, but his downfall comes from his complete assurance that he can [[spoiler:control Angel]] and stop [[{{Badass}} Badasses]] like the Vault Hunters.
* TheSociopath: Handsome Jack has all the qualifications for this. He doesn't care about anyone and uses everyone for his own ends and is incredibly impulsive, [[spoiler: except he's really more of a subversion than anything else. While he's no less evil than the average example, he displays remarkable long-term planning and *is* actually capable of genuine emotion that surprises even himself.]]
* TortureTechnician: It's made clear by several characters, including Jack himself that Jack relishes torturing his enemies and giving them as painful a death as possible. [[spoiler:When Lilith is captured, he took advantage of her Eridium-induced HealingFactor by stabbing the hell out of her.]]
* {{Troll}}: He is constantly taunting and belittling the Vault Hunters, but a number of his later barbs, like the the jokes he cracks relating to the deaths of [[spoiler:Bloodwing]] and later [[spoiler:Roland]], are just cruel for their own sake.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He even has his own propaganda service thanks to Hunter Hellquist. Although it's Inverted at least on Pandora, where everyone knows that whatever he has published is [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating absolute bullcrap.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Once you [[spoiler:kill his daughter]], he ''really'' starts to lose it. The full extent of his breakdown kicks in at the grand finale [[spoiler: and leads into ''another one'' when the Warrior is defeated.]]
-->'''Handsome Jack:''' No, no, no...[[spoiler: I can't die like this]]...not when I'm so close... and not at the hands of a filthy bandit! I could've saved this planet! I could have actually restored order! I wasn't [[spoiler: supposed to die]] at the hands of a [[spoiler:child-killing]] psychopath! You're a savage! You're a maniac! You are a bandit AND I AM A GODDAMN HERO! [[spoiler: The Warrior was practically a God. How- HOW in the hell have you killed my Warrior?]] You idiots! [[spoiler: The Warrior could have]] brought peace to this planet! No more dangerous creatures! No more bandits! Pandora- could have been PARADISE!
** Jack has several other breakdowns as the game progresses. The sidequest "Statuesque" even opens with him calmly taunting you and gradually becoming angrier and angrier, eventually screaming at you and shouting "HERE'S YOUR PRIZE!" while launching Super Badass Loaders. He also gets ''extremely'' pissed at the end of "Bright Lights, Flying City" when he realizes Angel is [[spoiler: disobeying his orders to stop helping you.]]
-->'''Handsome Jack''': Send in the Constructors, I want those bastards dead ''now!'' (...) I'm sending EVERYTHING I have at you. '''Everything!'''
* VillainsNeverLie: Jack rarely tells an ''outright'' lie. He loves to distort the truth, lie via omission, or simply spin his extremely twisted view of reality, but out-and-out lying is very rare - which makes the moments when he does do it all the more potent.
* VisionaryVillain: Dreams of a Pandora cleaned of bandits and instead serving as a bright shining beacon of civilization. Of course, "bandit" is "anyone who doesn't bow down and worship him" and "civilization" includes laws mandating death for littering, profanity, or complaining about the laws (which is considered verbal littering).
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Seems to be able to track you over your journey through his info network, and will regularly call you up to berate and insult you.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Deconstructed. His intentions to clean up Pandora are good, but the means he uses pushes him are horrible. This is assuming he even wants to clean up Pandora out of something remotely resembling altruism, instead of so he can say how awesome he is for cleaning up Pandora, which would be entirely in-character.
* WouldHurtAChild: In addition to [[spoiler:enslaving Angel as a child]], he's not above the outright murder of children - Sir Hammerlock mentions so, and an ECHO recording heavily implies that he had a Hyperion colleague's children killed for pointing out that Opportunity is FascistButInefficient.
* WrongGenreSavvy: As noted above, he believes he's the hero and at least one ECHO message he sends you suggests he believes his victory is assured simply because the hero is supposed to win while the bad guys die. [[spoiler: It thus comes as something of a shock to him when he loses.]]

!The Sheriff
!!!Voiced by StephanieYoung

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Sheriff]] of Lynchwood, a Hyperion-controlled town on Pandora. She is the current girlfriend of Handsome Jack, and was given the city as an anniversary present.

* AllCrimesAreEqual: In her case, it's not for morality's sake. She just likes hanging people.
* DarkActionGirl: Loves killing bandits so much that she reduced the town, Lynchwood, to poverty just to hunt them down.
** DarkMistress: She's also Handsome Jack's girlfriend.
* ForTheEvulz: Why is she evil? She thinks it's fun.
* HangingJudge: They don't call the town "Lynchwood" for nothing.
* KickTheDog: When Brick was captured, she tried to torture him, but he didn't break. So she got his puppy and snapped its neck in front of him.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: According to Deputy Winger, she just came into town one day, declared herself Sheriff and put the town under martial law.
* ShowdownAtHighNoon: Challenges the player to a duel. In actuality it's an ambush since she "duels" you from a high vantage point and surrounds herself with her marshals.
* SpaceWestern: She's obsessed with Westerns. She even challenges the player to a duel.
* [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything The Sheriff Who Doesn't Do Anything]]: Despite her position, The Sheriff doesn't seem to do much when it comes to actually protecting Lynchwood from bandits considering that the town is absolutely lousy with them.
* WorthyOpponent: She respects the Vault Hunters as fellow gunslingers. [[spoiler: Though it doesn't prevent her from being a FlunkyBoss.]]
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: After defeating her, the player is informed that they are now the new Sheriff of Lynchwood.

!Wilhelm
!!!Voiced by ToddHaberkorn

Wilhelm is a Hyperion cyborg who [[TheDragon serves]] [[BigBad Handsome Jack]], and who nearly defeated the original Vault Hunters after the events of Borderlands.

* TheDragon: To Handsome Jack
* TheDreaded: Angel is often worried about his possible intervention. [[spoiler:When he does she can only mutter "[[OhCrap Oh dear...]]".]]
* MookLieutenant: He's pretty much a regular henchmen, but serves as Jack's [[TheHeavy Heavy]] in the story.
* OneManArmy: Is stated to have single handedly won the battle of New Haven for Hyperion and defeated the all of the four original Vault Hunters without breaking a sweat.
* [[spoiler:ThisCannotBe: How he reacts to losing a fight against the player characters. "This is literally impossible!"]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: According to cut dialog, [[spoiler:not only did he volunteer to lose to the Vault Hunters, Jack had him poisoned prior to his boss battle.]]

!Hunter Hellquist

The DJ of ''This Just In!'', a radio show that serves as Hyperion's main propaganda machine. He constantly broadcasts the events of the main story, but always in a way that demonizes the Vault Hunters and makes Handsome Jack seem like the good guy. [[spoiler:Late in the game, Mordecai finally has enough of it and orders you to take him off the air. Permanently.]]

* PropagandaMachine: Constantly lies about you and the crimson raiders, to make raving sociopath Jack look good and you look bad.
* StrawmanNewsMedia: Runs a combination of Type 1 and Type 2 for Hyperion.
* {{Tuckerization}}: Partially named after Paul Hellquist, the creative director of the game.
* WrittenByTheWinners: He's basically drafting Hyperion's version of the events of the game as they occur.

!Vice President Blake
''[[Characters/{{Borderlands}} See the character page for the first Borderlands]]''. He does not appear in the second game except for ECHO's and recordings.

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!The Warrior

Much like the Destroyer, the Warrior is an ancient monstrosity sealed away in a Vault. However, whereas the Destroyer was an otherworldly entity that was sealed away by the Eridians, the Warrior is a bio-superweapon of Eridian Origin. Handsome Jack plans to unleash the Warrior and use it to "cleanse" Pandora of what he considers to be "undesirables". [[spoiler:Near the end of the game, it is learned that the Warrior isn't ''sealed'' in the second Vault, it ''is'' the second Vault.]]

* AttackItsWeakPoint: The large glowing spot on its chest pretty much screams "HIT ME HERE!!!". In fact, there's a BadAss Rank challenge you can obtain by NOT attacking it's heart or mouth.
* BewareMyStingerTail: The Warrior's tail fires a beam that slags you, but it also uses it like a scorpion's stinger.
* FinalBoss: The last enemy you fight in the main campaign.
* ForgottenSuperWeapon: He's a left over bioweapon of the Eridians empire, buried for centuries.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Is a bioweapon dragon developed by an alien race.
* OurGryphonsAreDifferent: It's more or less a giant gryphon seemingly made of volcanic rock.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Zigzagged. It's sealed away, yes, but it turns out the Warrior ''is'' the can.]]
* SequelEscalation: The Destroyer, despite its huge health pool, was a StationaryBoss that only had a handful of attacks and roughly a third of it was composed of weakpoints. The Warrior, by contrast, constantly moves around the arena, has many different and hard hitting attacks, and its weakpoints are harder to target.
* ShieldedCoreBoss: You can blast off the cracked pieces on its chest to gain access to a nice big glowing critical hit zone. However, they regenerate every time it goes back in and out of the lava. There is also a Badass Challenge for killing it ''without'' doing this. Luckily its mouth is also a critical hit zone, although it's much harder to hit.

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[[folder:Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty]]

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!Shade
!!''Your new BFF''

The (only) resident of the town of Oasis. He's ''really'' happy to see another living person (who doesn't want to kill him).

* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He's strung up the corpses of residents and hooked them up to speakers to pretend that they're still alive.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: The last person alive in Oasis, he has since gone completely insane and is desperate to befriend the Vault Hunters.
* {{Gonk}}: Giant crooked teeth, puffy lips and an ever-present bit of spittle-foam dribbling out of his mouth, and an oversized head on a too-small neck.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Almost every other sentence he says involves praising the player and talking about how awesome they are in a desperate attempt to make them stay around just a little bit longer.
* LaughingMad: Does not take the revelation that there was an entire spring underneath Oasis all that well.
* MissionControl: For early story missions and side quests. He takes over again once Scarlett (inevitably) betrays you.
* NiceGuy: Is one of the few friendly people you'll meet in the DLC, and generally is just happy to talk with someone who doesn't want to kill him.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Looks exactly like [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Raoul Duke]].
* OfCorpseHesAlive: With everyone in Oasis but him dead, Shade pretends their strung-up bodies are still alive, even using tapes and speakers placed around the town to make them "talk". It's ridiculously transparent, but it's all he has.
* OralFixationFixation: That thing he's chewing on is a ''bottle rocket''.
* StepfordSmiler: Shade has an extremely toothy grin on his face at all times, and always sounds chipper and excited, but he's nothing if not miserable.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Everyone in Oasis is definitely alive, and '''''not''''' dead from thirst.

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!Captain Scarlett
!!''Will absolutely stab you in the back''
!!! Voiced by Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard

Your "ally" throughout the ''Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty'' DLC.

* AffablyEvil: Well, she is evil, but one might forget that she willingly killed children (she just thinks it's in bad taste to brag about it) when she praises your badassitude, thinks that you are a pretty amazing fighter, tells you straight to your face that she will betray you eventually, and when she loses the treasure, she doesn't have any hatred towards you and lets you go on your way to the treasure.
* BiTheWay: Scarlett is [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer yet another woman]] of the Borderlands who may ask you if Moxxi's said anything about them as random dialogue by talking to them.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Tried to backstab her best friend, Sandman, in which she learned a valuable lesson after the attempt failed.
-->'''Scarlett:''' Never betray your friends... until you're absolutely certain you have the upper hand.
* EyepatchOfPower: Wears an eyepatch to look more badass instead of getting a robotic eye.
* FluffyTamer: [[spoiler:Her pet Roscoe. The way she describes him makes him sound like a chubby BigFriendlyDog. Turns out he's a young ''Rakk Hive''.]]
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:Once you defeat Roscoe, she encourages you to proceed to the treasure yourself and states that you'll meet her again]].
* HookHand: Her cyborg hand has a hook on it instead of an actual hand.
* HypocriticalHumor: After you defeat her pet she drops her gun and tells you not to steal it ''because stealing is wrong'', if you do take it though he congratulates you for it.
* [[spoiler: KnowWhenToFoldEm: Runs like HECK when you defeat Roscoe, which is how she pulls her Karma Houdini]]
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:She manages to escape the Vault Hunters after they kill Roscoe]].
* MissionControl: Takes over for the bulk of the story missions after Shade, up until YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.
* NiceHat: Wears a nifty pirate hat
* APirate400YearsTooLate: It's the far flung future, and yet she acts an awfully like a pirate from the 1600s.
* PirateGirl: Is a good looking woman in a crew full of male pirates and bandits.
* PragmaticVillainy: Instead of initially competing against you, she wants to work with you until the location of the treasure is revealed.
* ReliableTraitor: Neither Scarlett nor the game itself makes any attempt to hide the fact that she's eventually going to turn on you. See her subtitle.
* SelfMadeOrphan: According to her official profile, she gutted her father [[AbusiveParents after he threw her out of a ship]], [[EyeScream causing the loss of her left eye in the process]].
* TheUnfought: She doesn't fight you directly, [[spoiler:instead riding upon Roscoe as she sics him on you.]]
** According to cut dialog, [[spoiler:the player was originally intended to kill her while Roscoe would be a raid boss]].
* VillainExitStageLeft: She just disappears [[spoiler: after you defeat Roscoe. She encourages you to kill the Leviathan right afterwards, but after that she is nowhere to be found]].
** VillainTeleportation: [[spoiler:She evidently has a personal teleporter.]]
* WorthyOpponent: What she sees the Vault Hunters as.

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!Sandman
!!''Totally the Brains of the Operation''

A midget pirate holding the second piece of Captain Blade's compass. Used to work with Scarlett, until she stabbed him in the back. Literally. The knife broke off and everything. She considers the whole event pretty embarrassing.

* AndYourLittleDogToo: As you near his lair in Hayter's Folly he chimes in on your ECHO and threatens to kill your friends and family. Scarlett notes that he can't possibly know where your family lives, making this a completely empty threat.
* BrainsAndBrawn: "Totally the brains of the operation", that operation being himself and his enforcer the Big Sleep.
* ContrivedCoincidence: After you kill him, Scarlett admits she has no idea where the third compass piece is. In the chest with the second piece, you find Sandman's diary, where he reveals he knows where the third is.
-->'''Scarlett:''' Well, that's convenient.
* MisterBig: As a consequence of being a midget pirate boss. Interestingly, nobody directly mentions his size except for him.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Scarlett is afraid of a one-on-one confrontation with him, and describes him as being very strong. He's also much, ''much'' tougher than just about any non-Loot midget in the game.

!Herbert
!!''[[StalkerWithACrush Just a little bit obsessed]]''

An old man enamored with Captain Scarlett in a most unhealthy way, and was, hence, kicked out of the crew. However, he's very knowledgable about Captain Blade's treasure and, in fact, knows where the fourth compass piece is.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Scarlett kicked him out of the crew for his creepy stalker tendencies.
* DirtyOldMan: Old man with a creepy obsession of the buxom Captain Scarlett.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Scarlett may be an amoral murderer, but this guy creeps her right out.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Quite literally, actually, when you [[spoiler: shoot the lock off of the chest which he keeps the fourth compass piece in and end up breaking it in the process.]] Fortunately, he can make a new one.
* SchmuckBait:[[spoiler: Scarlett has you give him a present after you get the fourth compass piece. [[StuffBlowingUp Guess what's in it.]]]]
* StalkerShrine: Guess who it's to.
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Scarlett. He actually has over forty recordings of her sleeping. This is the reason Scarlett kicked him out.
* StylisticSuck: His poem to Scarlett, detailing how nice her breasts and butt are. Of course, the only problem he sees is when he messes up the syllable count in the last stanza. Also [[IntercourseWithYou his song to her]], which the player is, thankfully, spared listening to in its entirety.
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Scarlett disposes of him after she gets the fourth compass piece, [[AbhorrentAdmirer for understandable reasons]] as well as [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder the usual ones]].]]

!Captain Blade

The most feared pirate in history, and the one who buried the treasure Captain Scarlett and the others are looking for.

* BadBoss: He was renowned as a pirate of great ruthlessness. In truth...
* [[spoiler:AFatherToHisMen: He cared deeply for his men, and simply kept up the ruse to keep them in line. When a crew member of his was caught stealing from him, Blade not only faked his execution but also gave him enough money to live comfortably. When they find out, they attack him, and he feels he can't bring himself to fight back. But then he does anyway]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:Never hurt anyone until his crew attacks him, at which point he kills them all.]]
* {{Irony}}: Was forced to kill his entire crew after [[spoiler:they found out his reputation was a sham, and he had never actually killed anyone]].
* PosthumousCharacter: Long dead by the time you reach the scene, but he drives the plot, and you hear about him in the ECHO logs he left behind.
* SanitySlippage: According to Scarlett, Blade went insane later on in life, believing a conspiracy about sentient tacos. [[spoiler:This might be related to him killing all of his crew members.]]

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[[folder:Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage]]

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!Mister Torgue [[spoiler: Flexington]]
!! Voiced by Chris Rager
-->''I'm Torgue, and I'm here to ask you one question, and one question only: '''[[StuffBlowingUp EXPLOSIONS!?]]'''''

The head of the Torgue Corporation, who helps you out in the DLC "Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage ҉ "

* AbusiveParents: Evidently Mr. Torgue had a rough childhood. During the Bar Brawl at Pete's Bar, he'll make a mention of an alcoholic father.
-->''"THIS BAR FIGHT REMINDS ME OF MY DAD! ALCOHOLISM DESTROYS FAMILIES!"
* [[AllThereInTheManual All There In The Hilarious IAmA]]: There's a lot of stuff in the [[http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/13gsxi/iama_mister_torgue_and_will_answer/ AmA]] on Reddit that you don't learn in-game.
* AwesomenessIsVolatile: LITERALLY his life philosophy: absolutely NOTHING can't be made better by blowing it the f*ck up.
* BadBoss: Enters several of his own employees in the tournament. According to him, he's lost at least half of his workforce in three days because of this. His opinion on the possibility of the entire workforce in the Badass Crater of Badassitude starving in a few months is "THAT IS F*CKING AWESOME!". Unlike Handsome Jack however, he isn't cruel so much as simply short-sighted.
** From ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep:''
--->'''Torgue:''' I'VE BEEN BUSY TRYING NOT TO GET THROWN OUT OF MY OWN COMPANY BY MY JERKASS SHAREHOLDERS. WHAT'S NEW WITH YOU?
* BerserkButton: Game reviewers who give games he likes [[FourPointScale poor scores]]. This includes bad-mouthing mechanics he likes, such as a StealthBasedMission.
** In the Tiny Tina DLC, when a bar patron calls Moxxi a bitch, he immediately orders you to chase him down and punch him until he explodes.
* BiTheWay: He makes comments about how he considers the Vault Hunters attractive, no matter the gender or their appearance.
* BoisterousBruiser: Is extremely muscular and over the top personality-wise.
* BloodKnight: loves nothing more than watching people fight and blow stuff up.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite the fact that his extreme manliness is not often a good way to run a company, it's made clear that he's still ''incredible'' at designing weapons and running a TV station. He designed them all himself!
* CaptainObvious: In case you hadn't figured out that the guy who always talks about fire likes fire, Mr. Torgue will gladly shout that fact at you.
** Also comes up when you beat Motor Mamma.
-->'''Torgue:''' THE VAULT HUNTER JUST DEFEATED THE NUMBER THREE BADASS ON PANDORA, GOING FROM NUMBER FOUR ON THE LEADERBOARD TO NUMBER THREE! THIS IS ONE NUMBER HIGHER THAN FOUR!
-->'''Moxxi:''' Well, uh... well said.
-->'''Torgue:''' YOUR KIND WORDS ARE APPRECIATED!
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He lets his imagination get the best of him sometimes.
-->'''Torgue:''' THE VAULT HUNTER IS ATTACKING TORGUE SECURITY! HE'S LIKE A [[CowboyCop RENEGADE COP]]! A RENEGADE COP WHO DOESN'T PLAY BY THE RULES UNTIL HE'S GIVEN A [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ROBOT DOG]] PARTNER WHO HELPS HIM TRACK DOWN THE CRIME CARTEL THAT KILLED HIS FAMILY BUT NOT BEFORE TEACHING HIM A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT LIFE THURSDAYS AT NINE!
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Looks a lot like RandySavage.
* CensorBox: A digital one that the corporate shareholders decided needed to be attached directly to Mr. Torgue's voicebox.
* CharacterBlog: He was the second user of the ECHO Casts twitter account.
** He also held an [[http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/13gsxi/iama_mister_torgue_and_will_answer/ AmA]] on {{Reddit}}.
* ChickFlick: Makes it obvious he does not approve of them when you sign up for his tournament.
--> '''Torgue:''' BY SIGNING UP FOR THE TORGUE BADASS TOURNAMENT, YOU LEGALLY FORFEIT [[MenDontCry YOUR RIGHT TO CRY]], [[RealMenEatMeat EAT TOFU]], OR WATCH MOVIES WHERE PEOPLE KISS IN THE RAIN AND SH*T!
* DemolitionsExpert: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. He may be an expert at blowing sh*t up, but he's not subtle at all about it. Plus, in his bio it states that his worst enemies are explosives disposal experts, so he's certainly not into THAT aspect of demolitions expertise.
* DumbMuscle: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]], he's definitely got the muscle and quite a bit of the required dumb (he writes everything in crayon and struggles to count to two). But he's more of a GeniusDitz than anything else: he is a pyrotechnical genius, designs many of his own weapons, and founded one of the largest weapons companies on Pandora.
* {{Foil}}: To Handsome Jack. Where Jack is smooth, cultured, arrogant, cruel, well-dressed, and tries to build a perfectly-ordered world enforced by fascist policies of mass execution, intimidation, and terror, Mr. Torgue is friendly, kind, anarchic, loud, crude, childish, and focused on destruction.
* GeniusDitz[=/=]IdiotSavant: He '''founded''' the Torgue Corporation and [[http://imgur.com/NaGiD personally designed all the weapons]], has a very good grasp of how to run a TV show, and he's ''absurdly''...
* GenreSavvy: Surprisingly enough, he's pretty aware of what's going on, to the point of BreakingTheFourthWall.
-->'''Mr. Torgue:''' NOW THAT YOU'VE IMPRESSED PYRO PETE, HE'S GONNA GIVE YOU THAT SPONSOR HE KIDNAPPED, EXCEPT HE'LL DOUBLE CROSS YOU, AND YOU'LL HAVE TO KILL HIM, AND IT'LL BE AWESOME! ANYTHING YOU WANT TO ADD, PETE?
-->'''Pyro Pete:''' Uh, no, You, uh... covered it. Thanks... for that.
-->'''Mr. Torgue''' YOU ARE WELCOME!
** There's also his opinion of current Tournament Champ, [[ReliableTraitor Piston]]:
-->'''Torgue:''' IS IT JUST ME, OR DOES THIS GUY SEEM LIKE HE'S GONNA BETRAY THE F*CK OUTTA YOU?
** And after you rank up to Number 3 on the list, Piston locks down the next area that you're currently heading to. The announcement of the lockdown happens right in the middle of Torgue's talking, so he follows up with this.
-->'''Torgue:''' PLOT TWIST!
* GoodOlBoy[=/=]SouthernFriedGenius: [[ImpliedTrope Implied]]. While he's never stated to be from SweetHomeAlabama, the DeepSouth, [[{{Eagleland}} America]], or even from Earth, he definitely ticks most of the boxes: TriggerHappy, [[StuffBlowingUp explosion-loving]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun-wielding]], [[SpaceX space-truck-driving]], uneducated GunNut.
* GentleGiant: Played with. Yes, he loves shit blowing up and thinks fighting in the arena is f*cking awesome, but he's also very courteous to women and kids.
* GunNut: He founded the Torgue company, one of the more GunNut-oriented companies.
-->'''Tourge Sales Pitch:''' "Torgue doesn't screw around making lightweight toys and we sure as hell aren't concerned with selling you a stylish accessory like those hip-huggers over at Maliwan."
* HeroWithAnFInGood: He's a good guy who wants to do good things and help Pandora, but GoodIsBoring and [[StuffBlowingUp explosions are awesome]] so all that "good" stuff can wait (thankfully his shareholders keep him from doing anything ''too'' destructive).
** Once, [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds tried to destroy an inhabited planet]] just because it would look badass, [[TooDumbToLive while he and his shareholders were on said planet]].
* HiddenDepths: Contrary to his [[TestosteronePoisoning image]], Torgue actually considers being nice to women the epitome of badassitude. He's also surprisingly eco-friendly, not allowing littering in the Badass Crater of Badassitude (the debate of how eco-friendly blowing sh*t up is is left for more inquiring minds). He also seems to like kids, as he instantly bonds with Tiny Tina when she interrupts him while he's interviewing Moxxi. Also, he likes chocolate chip cookies. So much that the only two things the food dispensers provide are cookies and bacon.
** During his [=IAmA=] on Reddit, he was asked how he eats stew:
-->'''Torgue:''' WITH A NAPKIN AND A SPOON LIKE A F*CKING GENTLEMAN.
** He also likes to say "thank you" and "you're welcome", a surprisingly civil attitude. Of course, he says this [[NoIndoorVoice AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS]].
** He also dislikes cheating and cowardice. He instantly takes a liking to you as you climb the ranks of the tournament because not only are you actively seeking out challengers but you also fight clean.
** He even lashes out at ill-mannered ''non-existent characters'' in Tina's boardgame:
-->'''NPC:''' I'm sorry! I'll never say anything insensitive ever again! [{{Beat}}] Bitch!
-->'''Torgue:''' '''THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE!''' CHASE HIM DOWN! PUNCH HIM SO HARD HE EXPLODES!
* [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep His Name Really Is Mister Torgue]]: Mister Torgue is his actual first name.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Bonds instantly with Tiny Tina, and hopes to hire her someday. It helps that they both love explosions.
* LampshadeHanging: Very frequently, often to the point of [[CaptainObvious absurd obviousness]].
* LargeAndInCharge: CEO-Founder of the Torgue Corporation, and clocks in at 6'8" and several hundred pounds of explosion-obsessed musculature.
* LargeHam: Almost all of Torgue's lines are delivered at the top of his lungs. Just ''look'' at the dialogue on this page!
* MathematiciansAnswer: Frequent.
-->'''Reddit Question''': WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF EXPLOSION?
-->'''Mister Torgue''': YES.
* MeaningfulName: Not Torgue himself, but it's stated in his bio that his planet of origin is Hephaestus. Hephaestus was the Greek god of craft, the forge and volcanoes (and hence, explosions). He himself is a master craftsman (having developed all the technology his company's guns use) and he loves shit blowing up.
** This could also be [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowing]]: Hephaestus was married to the most beautiful goddess of the Greek pantheon, Aphrodite. [[spoiler:At the end of his DLC, he becomes partners with Moxxi, generally recognized as the hottest female in the franchise. Perhaps he's on his way to becoming Husband #4?]]
* MenDontCry: And neither do badasses, which is why it's illegal for you to after signing up for his tournament.
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Once tried to destroy an inhabited planet, while he and his shareholders were on it. His shareholders managed to talk him out of it.
* MissionControl: For his DLC.
* MrViceGuy: He's actually a NiceGuy and has genuinely good intentions, but his large love of people fighting and blowing stuff up places him here.
* NiceGuy: Aside from the occasional over-the-top bout of bloodthirsty madness, he's pretty much everything Handsome Jack's not. Ecologically sensitive about Pandora: NO LITTERING! Courteous: NOTHING IS MORE BADASS THAN TREATING A WOMAN WITH RESPECT! And kind to children, giving Tiny Tina an interview when she barges into an interview between him and Moxxi.
* NoIndoorVoice: ALWAYS YELLING! ALL THE TIME! In his Twitter, he refuses to use exclamation points, since they look like upside down lower-case i's, and he doesn't ''do'' lower-case letters.
* OneOfTheKids: Severely [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]], but still there, mostly in his almost instant bonding with Tiny Tina.
* OneOfUs: Ho-Lee-SHIT is he ever excited to be part of Tina's ''Bunkers and Badasses'' game. A sidequest has Lilith question his status as a geek due to being musclebound, accusing him of just wanting in since it's trendy. [[spoiler:He fails to prove his geek cred, but the group let him stay around as a sidequest giver]].
* PerverseSexualLust: Invoked out of game on Borderland's Facebook page's End Of The World Confession app.
-->'''Torgue:''' I FALL IN LOVE WITH SEXY PEOPLE ON BILLBOARDS. WILL YOU HELP ME MARRY ONE?
* PsychopathicManchild: Its [[DownplayedTrope played down]], but still, he writes everything in crayon and eats almost nothing but cookies, and then there's his love of kittens, overall childishness, the list goes on.
** He also instantly bonds with Tiny Tina as a kindred spirit, which says a lot about him.
* PureAwesomeness: The only word he likes more than "awesome" is "explosion". "Awesome explosion" is probably "cellar door" to him.
* RealMenEatMeat: Alluded to by signing up for his tournament has him say you've legally forfeited your right to eat tofu.
** The food vendors in the Crater of Badassitude only dispense bacon...
* RealMenHateSugar: ...and cookies. Very averted for Mr. Torgue - the man loves himself some cookies.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: After Piston backstabs you early on, he's forced to officially call you a coward. Afterwards however, he calls you up and tells you that he knows full well that you aren't a coward and that he just did so because it makes for great TV and that you're still the 5th ranked badass on the leaderboards.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: His personal belief (according to the Reddit IAMA). Which [[FridgeBrilliance explains a lot about his company's shotguns...]] Like, say, the Ravager.
* SirSwearsalot: The situation was bad enough that the corporate shareholders decided to attach a digital CensorBox directly to Mr. Torgue's voicebox.
* SophisticatedAsHell: "We here at Torgue operations sincerely believe this is F*CKING AWESOME!"
** He also likes to say YOU ARE WELCOME! and YOUR KIND WORDS ARE APPRECIATED! at the top of his lungs.
* SoundEffectBleep: His company's shareholders installed some kind of device in him that bleeps his gratuitous swearing. The game isn't censoring him, he's being censored ''in-universe'', and he doesn't like it one bit.
* SpaceX: His "space truck" which orbits Pandora.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Goes along completely with anything Tiny Tina says.
* StuffBlowingUp: His favorite pastime.
-->'''Reddit Question:''' WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO BLOW SHIT UP MR. TORGUE?
-->'''Torgue:''' "THAT QUESTION IMPLIES I HAVE A LEAST FAVORITE WAY TO BLOW THINGS UP WHICH IS F*CKING QUITTER TALK!"[[note]]For the record, the actual answer included: "WHILE HIGH-FIVING A CLASSY LADY."[[/note]]
* TestosteronePoisoning: See those weird circle things? Torgue calls them "expleriods," because periods aren't badass enough to use to end a sentence.
** PC Gamer magazine sums it up in the simplest sentence: "If a syringe containing the distilled souls of Dragonball Z’s Hercule Satan, Team Fortress 2′s Saxton Hale, and Hulk Hogan was injected into someone’s arm, you’d get Mr. Torgue."
* TooDumbToLive: Once, [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds he tried to destroy a planet]] while he was on said planet.
* VerbalTic: His bleeped cussing. This is because a device was installed onto him by shareholders to bleep him.
* TheVoice: Aside from the intro cutscene, you never actually see Torgue as he's broadcasting to you from space.
** However, he does show in Assault on Dragon Keep after he calls up Tina to put him in her campaign as an NPC. He lampshades the fact that this is the first time that the players and him have actually met.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Knowing him, it's quite likely he literally does not own a single shirt.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Turns out [[spoiler:Torgue isn't actually his last name.]]
-->'''Lilith:''' [[spoiler:Wait, your first name is "Mister Torgue?" What's your last name?]]\\
'''Torgue:''' [[spoiler:FLEXINGTON!]]

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!Piston
!!Don't mess with number one

An extremely large and powerful fighter with huge pistons for hands.

* ArmCannon: As you learn upon fighting him, his piston hands can fire slow-moving balls of plasma.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: By his own account, he has less than 1% body fat and upwards of 13 Pectoralis Major muscles.
* BerserkButton: He ''hates'' being called a cheater.
* [[spoiler:BigBad: Of the ''Campaign of Carnage'' DLC.]]
* DirtyCoward: The first time you fight him, [[spoiler:it's because he interrupted your fight with Flyboy and blasted him out of the sky. Using an airship.]] The second time, [[spoiler:he hides in a ''giant bulletproof mechanical dinosaur'' rather than face you man-to-man]].
* FakeUltimateHero: In his introduction, he beats up a reporter who brings up rumors that he cheated his way to the top. [[spoiler:Then when you win your first fight, he has you gassed and thrown out of the arena, then claims you ran away]].
* {{Heel}}: Piston has all the trappings of classic one. He cheats, betrays, and is an arrogant, cowardly blowhard. The crowd knows it and hates him for it, which Torgue doesn't mind [[LoveToHate because it helps the ratings]].
* InsistentTerminology: It's not "cheating", it's "tactics".
* ReliableTraitor: Though it doesn't take long for him to stab you in the back.
-->'''Torgue:''' [[GenreSavvy IS IT JUST ME, OR DOES THIS GUY SEEM LIKE HE'S GONNA BETRAY THE F*CK OUTTA YOU?]]
* ThirdPersonPerson: He's one of these when you first meet him, but doesn't stay that way for long. [[spoiler:It was probably part of his "totally your friend" act.]]
* TrickBoss: The second time you fight him, [[spoiler:you face off against the Badassaurus Rex. Once that's destroyed, you fight Piston. He's something of a pushover compared to the Badassaurus, however.]]

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!Pyro Pete
!!Get ready for a burning sensation

A crazed bandit obsessed with fire.

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: PP; Pyro Pete
* BadBadActing: When he lures you into his arena. It's likely he didn't see a point in putting any effort into it, since Torgue spoiled his plan ''and'' you walked into his trap anyway.
* OneManArmy: According to PA announcements in the Beatdown, he turned an ''entire planet'' into nothing but ash.
* PyroManiac: Just a little.
-->'''Torgue:''' [[CaptainObvious HIS GIMMICK IS HE REALLY LIKES FIRE]]!
** As a raid boss he adds acid to the mix, becoming Pyrocaustic Pete.
* ReliableTraitor: Once again, Torgue points out that this guy is going to betray you.
* TalkativeLoon: The first time you hear him talk; it's vaguely implied that this is [[{{Kayfabe}} a "character" he's playing]].
* TookALevelInBadass: While nothing to scoff at before, he becomes the fourth raid boss after you defeat the main Torgue campaign. According to the description to the quest for taking him out, he's been training -- ''hard''.
** IAmNotLeftHanded: It's strongly implied that even with him as Pyrocaustic Pete, he's been holding back the entire time: Unlike Motor Momma, Flyboy, and Piston his name is not replaced with DEAD on the leaderboards when you beat him as Pyro Pete or Pyrocaustic Pete, and it's regularly announced in his area that he reduced a planet to ash. It's all just him maintaining the {{Kayfabe}}.
* TurnsRed: As a raid boss. When his shield goes down, he releases a caustic flame wave that does damage over time until you die (or wash it off using one of the chemical showers in the arena), and he'll do it again every so often for the remainder of the fight.

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!Motor Momma
!!Burn some rubber. And also flesh.

An obese cannibal biker with the [[VocalDissonance voice of a sweet old lady]].

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: MM; Motor Momma.
* BadassBiker: Though the bike is about the size of a truck.
* BiTheWay: Used to date Moxxi, but has enough male paramours to have children. [[EatsBabies Which she eats]].
* CoolBike: It's big enough to support her gargantuan size, and has two [[CoolSidecar sidecars]] fitted with gatling turrets.
* EatsBabies: As a disgusted Moxxi puts it, "She ''eats her own children.''"
* ImAHumanitarian: See above.
* VocalDissonance: A massively obese cannibal who talks like a kind old grandmother.

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!Flyboy
!!This won't take long

A 16-year old Buzzard pilot who thinks he's the hottest thing since fire.

* [[spoiler:BaitAndSwitchBoss: Gets shot by Piston's blimp, which you fight instead]].
* InternetToughGuy: Badmouths the bandits over the radio, but doesn't dare face them himself.
* PunnyName: He flies a copter, he's 16 years old. Flyboy.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He literally thinks there's nobody smarter, cooler, or more skillful than he is. Moxxi chalks it up to youthful exuberance.
* TotallyRadical: His speech is peppered with LeetLingo and words he totally made up himself.
-->'''Mr. Torgue''': KIDS THESE DAYS AND THEIR CRAZY LANGUAGE, AM I RIGHT?!
** More than that, he constantly name drops various references to Franchise/FinalFantasy. To paraphase some of his lines:
-->"TOUGH [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX TIDUS]], none of you [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Hojos]] can compete with me. Now [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII midgar]] out of here. If you don't like it, you can [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI kefka]] the taint.
* [[spoiler:TheUnfought: Piston kills him before you get the chance.]]

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[[folder:Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt]]

!Professor Nakayama
!! Voiced by Ian Sinclair
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One of Handsome Jack's most loyal followers, Professor Nakayama isn't very happy about what the Vault Hunters did to Jack. He convinces the savage natives of Aegrus to form a Cult dedicated to Handsome Jack.

* ArchEnemy: He's thrilled to be this to the vault hunters just as they and Jack were nemeses.
-->'''Nakayama:''' Can I just say -- Super-pumped we're archenemies now.
* AvengingTheVillain: He wants revenge for Jack's death.
* BackFromTheDead: Wants to do this for Handsome Jack through cloning. Specifically, he wishes to create an army of Eridium-enhanced Jacks.
* BigBadWannabe: Although the legitimate BigBad of Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, the game mercilessly treats him as one, making him an UnknownRival to the Vault Hunters, and who only go after him when Hammerlock deduces [[FelonyMisdemeanor killing him is the only way to shut him up.]] [[spoiler: And on top of all that, [[TheUnfought he dies by falling down some stairs before you get to fight him]].]] He probably gives ''[[TheChewToy General Knoxx]]'' a run for the money in the ButtMonkey department. When the Vault Hunters actually decide to go after him, he quickly realizes that he's in over his head and completely unprepared to deal with you.
* BodyHorror: Aside from what seems to be Eridium growing all over his body, Nakayama has a cannon similar to the ones used by Hyperion Engineers built into his back.
** Knowing how Nakayama wants to be your next nemesis, he probably ''implanted'' the Eridium into himself like he did the cannon.
* DragonAscendant: A loyal follower and employee of Handsome Jack, who's the new BigBad.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Sort of. If you look at the ads in Sanctuary, you'll see a few from him.
* FanBoy: He's Handsome Jack's biggest fan. Meeting Jack in person made him the happiest man alive, in his words. Similarly, Jack's death made him the saddest man alive. He also thinks that by trying to be your nemeses, he's becoming just like Jack. He's evidently so devoted that he gives his most powerful minions/creations Jack masks, including an absolutely massive one for Woundspike.
* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: He has a bad habit of blurting out important details of his plans and talking about how the only way to stop him is to kill him.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: His plans aren't very good, he comes off as pitiful at best in conversation, and he's scared to death of you. The fact that he doesn't even get a character intro should speak volumes about how insignificant he is in the grand scheme of things. It gets to a point where Hammerlock tries to give him advice for how to be a proper villain.
* InelegantBlubbering: He has the dubious honor of being one of the few people to honestly mourn Handsome Jack's passing with some of the most pathetic weeping around.
* MadLibsCatchPhrase: In his ECHO Logs, he always starts off with "I'm the [adjective] man alive!" [[note]]"I'm the happiest man alive!" "I'm the saddest man alive!"[[/note]]
* RememberTheNewGuy: Parodied - when Nakayama assumes the Vault Hunters are after his "power" on Aegrus, Hammerlock bluntly tells him they were on a hunting expedition, and didn't know him. When Nakayama sputters [[SayMyName his name]], [[TheRedBaron his nickname]], [[OffscreenVillainy the fact he poisoned Atlas' CEO]], and [[InformedAttribute how people are "terrified" of him]], it ''still'' doesn't ring any bells for Hammerlock or the Vault Hunters, causing Nakayama to hang up in exasperation.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He refers to himself as the [[TheRedBaron "Hyperion's Scourge"]], and mentions he poisoned Atlas' CEO. He also calls the Vault Hunter an asshole out of genuine surprise that they hadn't heard of him yet.
* TooDumbToLive: Antagonizing the Vault Hunters doesn't end well for him.
* [[spoiler: TheUnfought: Falls down some stairs and dies before you get the chance to kill him. Fittingly, the final mission is titled "The Fall of Nakayama".]]
* UnknownRival: Acts as this to the Vault Hunters, since they care more about [[TitleDrop Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt]] over his evil schemes, and only go after him [[FelonyMisdemeanor to shut him up.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Starts to panic when he realizes the Vault Hunters are slaughtering his men. It gets worse when you go after him directly.

!!Deitmar Von Henrichzimmerschneit

A NatureDocumentary director who takes interest in the Vault Hunter to do his tasks while he provides commentary. Most of his tasks end up working towards his own personal amusement, all the while trying to sound "deep" and "philosophical" by asking just how and why things work in nature the way they do.

* FauxlosophicalNarration: His primary schtick.
* GratuitousGerman: It's there to emphasize Herr Deitmar's German-ess, ja?
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's obviously a spoof of famed German filmmaker and documentarian WernerHerzog.
* OverlyLongName: Von Henrichzimmerschneit isn't his actual name. His real name is so long that you would starve to death while attempting to say it.
* PurpleProse: You better believe it!
* TheVonTropeFamily: Given his overly-thick German accent, it'd be surprising if his name didn't have "Von" in it.
* YouBastard: Subtly gives this vibe throughout his quests. One involves luring a borok called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Der Monstositat"]], while he muses [[HumansAreBastards "but WHO is the real monster?"]]. Another has you collect [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Drifter eggs]], [[spoiler: [[ShootTheDog and then murder their mother]]. And no, [[TheDogShotFirst it's not in self-defense]], like the way Deitmar's commentary sets it up: [[CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption you HAVE to go out of your way to find and kill]] [[MamaBear Arizona]].]] And all the while, he describes you as [[LackOfEmpathy cold, ruthless, and indifferent to the suffering of the creatures you encounter...]] [[{{Anvilicious}} Actually, strike the "Subtly" part from the first sentence, he all but SCREAMS this phrase throughout your quests for him.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep]]
!! Davlin

Gatekeeper and guide from Flamerock Refuge.

* [[spoiler:{{Asspull}}]]: In-universe. [[spoiler:Lilith complains that the reveal makes no sense. Tina ignores her. It is foreshadowed by his hair and his clasp being the same as Jack's watch, but Lilith and the others presumably couldn't see that]].
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]: [[spoiler:He's actually The Handsome Sorcerer under a disguise.]]

!!The Handsome Sorcerer
!!!Voiced by DameonClarke

The main antagonist, being a fantacized version of Handsome Jack in Tiny Tina's ''Bunkers & Badasses'' campaign.

* AnIcePerson: In his first form.
* [[spoiler:DaddysLittleVillain]]: [[spoiler:Unlike the main game, the Handsome Sorcerer's daughter is evil since Tina blames Angel for Roland's death.]]
* EvilGloating: He makes fun of the adventurers when they [[spoiler:start fighting the dwarves they were supposed to free]].
-->'''Mordecai:''' You're killin' me here, Brick. I'm being taunted by a thirteen year old girl doing the voice of a grown man.
* EvilSorcerer: He's basically Handsome Jack if Jack had magic powers.
* RobeAndWizardHat: As befitting a fantasy wizard.
* SequentialBoss: Upon defeating him, he turns into the Necrotic Sorcerer and then the Demonic Sorcerer.

!!The White Knight
!!!Voiced by Marcus Lloyd

The protagonist of Tina's campaign, and the fantacized version of Roland.

* DeusExMachina: Tina generally spawns him at random as back-up for the players, which bugs Lilith since not only does it not make any sense [[spoiler:it's also a sign that Tina is in serious denial of Roland's death]].
* TheHero: Much like his real counterpart.
* JiveTurkey: Since Tina's the one behind his dialog, this Roland speaks in the same slang that she does, albeit much more awkwardly.

!! The Queen ([[spoiler: Butt Stallion]])

The MacGuffinGirl of Tina's campaign, who you need to find in order to undo the Handsome Sorcerer's curse and bring light back to the world.

* {{Badass}}: The Handsome Sorcerer dispatches his knights to execute her when you reach Dragon Keep. [[spoiler: She manages to kill ''all'' of them by the time you get done with him]].
* BigGood: She's pretty much the only thing that can bring the light back into the corrupted world.
* [[spoiler: CoolHorse: Made of diamonds, naturally]].
* {{Expy}}: She looks a ''lot'' like [[spoiler:Rarity from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Except Butt Stallion doesn't speak]].
* ExtremeOmnivore: She eats [[spoiler: Eridium]], both to [[spoiler: restore light to the world ''and'' to crap out loot]].
* [[spoiler:SolidGoldPoop]]: [[spoiler:She leaves piles of diamonds as droppings early on in a trail. After you free her, she proceeds to prance around and crap out loot. After she's back in Flamerock Refuge, you can feed her Eridium to get loot from her.]]
* TheVoiceless: She doesn't have any meaningful lines, due to [[spoiler:being a horse]].

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!Axton
!!''As "The Commando"''
!!!Voiced by RobertMcCollum

A former commando for the Dahl corporation, Axton was forced out of service due to his GloryHound ways (which resulted in far too much collateral damage), which also cost him his marriage. He became a bounty hunter until he was lured to Pandora by Handsome Jack with promises of fame, fortune, and glory. Axton's skill involves deploying his Sabre Turret, which provides supporting fire and other benefits.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Axton was originally meant to make flirtatious remarks only when reviving Maya, but due to an oversight in development he makes them when reviving male team members as well.
** He also has such a line for dueling.
-->"If I win, we're totally making out."
** In the Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon's Keep
[[Characters/Borderlands2SupportingCharacters Supporting Characters]]
* [[Characters/Borderlands2Enemies Enemies]]
* [[Characters/Borderlands2DLCCharacters
DLC the characters ponder on what they will spend their riches on. Axton's response:
-->"Guns and ladies...sometimes dudes."
* AnAxeToGrind: Uses [[VisualPun a hatchet]] as his melee weapon.
* AttackAttackAttack: Many of Axton's skills let him inflict increased damage or regenerate health and shields by damaging or killing enemies, and therefore rewarding aggressively pressuring the enemy with constant fire.
* BadassNormal: Doesn't have mystical powers, isn't a robot, or an alien, or a cyborg, or a mutant. He's just a plain old human soldier.
* BeehiveBarrier: One skill makes his turret generate one, see DeployableCover.
* BloodKnight: Got booted out of the military for being reckless and over-aggressive; rather than face a firing squad, he went to Pandora to ply his trade.
* BountyHunter: See above.
* CargoShip: In-universe, he loves his turret as much or more than his ex-wife, to the point he actually calls her "honey" and "sweety."
-->'''Axton:''' (throws out the turret) HAVE YOU MET THE MISSUS?!
* CriticalStatusBuff: The Pressure ability from the Survival tree gives Axton faster reloading and shield recharging the lower his health is. Another skill increases his gun damage when his shields are down, and yet another increases his damage and move speed while in Fight For Your Life.
* DangerousDeserter: Abandoned his post to become a mercenary and vault hunter.
* DeployableCover: One of his skills turns the Sabre turret into this; it's not a standard feature as with Roland's Scorpio turret. It's a forcefield that you and your allies can shoot and walk through, but enemies can't.
* DesperationAttack: Crisis Management from the Guerrilla tree gives Axton more gun and melee damage when his shields are depleted.
** The Gunpowder tree has Do or Die, which allows you to throw grenades in Fight For Your Life when obviously you normally aren't able to.
** Survival has Last Ditch Effort which increases gun damage and movement speed in Fight For Your Life.
** Survival also carries Grit, a skill that gives you a considerable chance to not only ''ignore the blow that would have killed you'', but also has it [[ImplacableMan restore your health]], bringing you back up when your enemies thought you were down.
* {{Determinator}}: See all of the above in DesperationAttack. Axton is the second-toughest character after a Tank-focused Salvador, but where Salvador is just plain ''tough'' and uses his berserker rage to power through enemies, Axton simply ''refuses to die''.
--> ''"I don't die so easy!"''
* DualWielding: The 'Gemini' skill lets Axton dual wield turrets.
** The turrets themselves, thanks to 'Double Up', can also operate two guns simultaneously.
* TheEngineer: It's even the name of one of his class mods, naturally the one focused on using his turret frequently and boosting its offensive capabilities.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine, with a side helping of Choleric.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a neat line of a scar on his chin, and a similar but smaller one going over his left eye and through his eyebrow.
* GlorySeeker: His reason for becoming a Vault Hunter is to become famous.
* ISurrenderSuckers: [[spoiler:You can find [=ECHO=] logs of him being tortured by bandits he was sent to capture. The bandits reveal that they are aware of their own bounties, and that they believe Axton has been paid up front for their capture. Perhaps part of his plan all along, Axton "admits" that he has the payment in a small storage deck in his pack, and all the bandits have to do to retrieve it is throw the deck on the ground. It turns out that storage deck was his Sabre Turret. True to form, it comes complete with a snide, "All too easy," as the turret mops the floor with the bandits.]]
* JackOfAllStats: Axton is equally capable of playing the same roles as any other character, though not as perfectly. He can control the battlefield similarly to Maya with his turret and grenades, distract and tank damage like Salvador and Gaige, inflict tremendous damage at short or long like Salvador, Gaige, and Zer0, debuff and mezz enemy armor/shields like Gaige and Maya, and deploy an additional support weapon like Gaige. He's just ''not as good'' at those roles as they are. His primary strength is in his versatility.
* TheLeader: Or as close as it gets to this group; Axton visibly takes the lead in the opening cutscene, and possesses several class mods oriented toward leadership and command.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The Guerrilla skill tree has an ability called Scorched Earth which causes his turret to fire 22 missiles in a volleys. When combined with the Gemini skill, Axton can deploy two turrets equipped with missiles.
* MilitaryMaverick: Said attitude got him ''kicked out'' of the military. He now merely works as a gun for hire. That said, he claims to have around ten years of military experience -- either his glory hound ways are a relatively new development or he spent a ''lot'' of time whittling away at his superiors' good will.
* MoreDakka: His Guerrilla tree has a skill called Sentry that increases the number of shots his turret fires per burst, and another called Double Up that adds a second gun to the turret and makes both guns fire damage-enhancing slag bullets -- the effects of those two skills combined is laughably awe-inspiring. The Onslaught ability from the tree increases his gun damage and movement speed after killing an enemy.
** Gunpowder includes Metal Storm which increases fire-rate and reduces recoil after killing an enemy, and Battlefront increases gun damage caused while his turret is out.
* NoExceptYes: Axton's not saying you owe him when he revives you, he's ''implying'' it.
* NominalHero: He wants glory, he wants to get paid, and he wants to fight a worthy opponent. Fighting Hyperion is simply the best way for him to get all three, plus revenge for trying to murder him.
* NukeEm: The player can get a skill that lets Axton set off a Nuke when deploying the Sabre Turret (subject to its own cooldown).
* ThePollyanna: He went from high ranking military officer with a wife to a mercenary on a planet full of convicts. Axton is still the most jovial of the bunch.
* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Done by himself in one of his idle lines.
-->''"This... this is nice. Who wants to be out killing stuff anyway?... me. I do."''
* SemperFi: Mentions this exact phrase in his origin ECHO, so it can be assumed he was part of a futuristic Marine unit.
* SchmuckBait: Uses his turret as this while capturing a bounty before the game starts.
** Also invoked in-game:
-->''"Hey, stand in front of this!"''
* TakeCover: While cover is useful for everyone, Axton's skills allow him to make the best use of it, particularly in the "Guerrilla" tree. The Able skill dramatically speeds up shield regeneration and recharge delay, allowing him to quickly move in and out of cover, and the Preparation skill in the "Survival" tree regenerates health when he has full shields. Coupled with his turret's ability to draw fire, Axton is very capable of fighting effectively from cover, emerging to trade fire with the enemy and take hits to his shields, and falling back to fully regenerate them in seconds.
* TattooAsCharacterType: [[http://images.wikia.com/borderlands/images/9/98/Borderlands2_Axton_2.png The metallic-looking two lines underneath an upside-down V implanted above his left eye]] was likely intended to serve a purpose like this, [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Army-USA-OR-09c.svg resembling a sergeant major's rank insignia]], to portray his military background.
* TheTurretMaster: Moreso than Roland due to his much more advanced Sabre turret. Customizing his turret is a big part of Axton's skill trees -- he can add missile launchers and/or an extra gun to his turret, for instance, or even deploy two turrets at once.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Often when he or his turret kills an enemy.
* WantedPoster: '''War crimes: $5,000,000,000'''
* WhatTheHellHero: Delivered by his ex-wife, Sarah, when recounting Axton's brilliant plan to escort a dignitary... [[spoiler:By planting a tracker on him, following it when he got captured, and blowing up the building full of terrorists. ''With the dignitary still inside.'']]
* WorthyOpponent: One echo found in Lynchwood has Axton complaining how bandits offer no challenge and he's looking for something more.

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!Maya
!!''As "The Siren"''
!!!Voiced by Martha Harms

A Siren who once served as the secret weapon of an order of monks known as the Order of the Impending Storm who ruled over the planet Athenas. After learning of the monks' corruption and their plans to use her as a enforcer to keep the people of Athenas in line, she abandoned the order to seek out answers regarding her Siren lineage on Pandora. Her skill is Phaselock, letting her trap, damage, or control enemies.

* AGodAmI: Was apparently worshiped as a goddess on her homeworld. [[spoiler:[[AGodIAmNot Ultimately inverted.]] She has godlike powers from being a Siren, but doesn't see herself as a god.]]
** [[spoiler:CorruptChurch / StopWorshippingMe: The leadership exploited her for their own gain. When she found out... she was ''not'' happy.]]
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Traveled the galaxy to investigate Siren lore.
* BadassBookworm: Her class mods appear as hardcover books.
** In the Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon's Keep DLC the characters ponder on what they will spend their riches on. Maya's response:
-->"Lots and lots of books...and guns."
* BaldWomen: The head you get for buying the limited edition is this.
* BerserkButton: Do not call her a child. [[spoiler: Ask [[SinisterMinister Brother Sophis]] - oh wait, [[BoomHeadshot Maya blew a hole in his head]]. Nevermind!]]
* BurnTheWitch: Some enemies have this attitude to Maya, sometimes to the point they drop the line, verbatim. [[BerserkButton Maya doesn't take too kindly to this...]]
* EvilLaugh: Has several of these, ranging from girly giggling (including a Lisa Simpson-esque snort-laugh), to absolutely cold-blooded chuckling when dispatching Badass-rank enemies.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her stylish tattoos only run down her left arm, not her right.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic.
* GoneHorriblyRight: The church that raised and trained her repeatedly insisted that she was going to be used to fight terrorists and criminals.[[spoiler: [[HoistByHisOwnPetard When she found out they were using her to keep the planet in terror to obey them, she killed them.]] ]]
* GoodIsNotSoft: While significantly less amoral than her teammates, she's still quite vicious towards her enemies.
* HealingShiv: Like Roland's Cauterize from the first game, her Restoration ability allows you to heal your allies... by shooting them. Her Rez override also turns her action skill into an insta-revive.
** As a sidenote, Restoration means your shots will even heal a Krieg who specced into Fuel the Rampage (which enables him to take friendly fire) -- the healing seems to actually be painful to him, as he responds as if hurt.
* TheHero: Maya is the only one of the new Vault Hunters who is not on Pandora to find a challenge nor is wanted for any previous crime. She also is the only Vault Hunter that has shown to be wholly good by refusing to execute innocent civilians and stopping the Order that raised her from using her to terrorize her planet. However...
** HeroWithBadPublicity: Jack put a bounty of $720 billion on her head, the second highest of the Vault Hunters (compared to Axton's 5 for war crimes, Zer0's 32 for political assassination, Salvador's 99 for at least eight varied offenses, and Gaige's 820 for her Deathtrap "exploding" her RichBitch classmate), simply for being a Siren [[spoiler:not under his thumb like Angel.]]
* LifeDrain: Several of her skills have this effect.
* TheMedic: Has the main healing skill tree of the group in her Harmony skill tree, which includes the Rez ability to allow her to instantly revive an ally in who is down in Fight For Your Life mode.
* MoralityPet: For Krieg, who became a Vault Hunter upon falling for her.
* MrViceGuy: Given her outright refusal to murder civilians on her homeworld, it seems she's basically good, but she's clearly not above partaking in the [[PayEvilUntoEvil targeted]] ComedicSociopathy the Vault Hunters are offered a chance to participate in from time to time.
** Also has the most reason to be against Hyperion considering Jack's treatment of Sirens.
* PowerGivesYouWings: If you place points in the Blight Phoenix skill, Maya will sprout wings of fire every time she kills an enemy.
* PowerHigh: Invoked with "Is there no limit to my power?!" when leveling up. Still no where near as bad as Gaige though.
* PowerTattoo: Much like Lilith, the left side of her body bears Eridian markings.
* PsychoticSmirk: Apparently loves doing this when she Phaselocks people. However, her smirk is more heroic than most examples.
* RedemptionEarnsLife: By working with her the other Vault Hunters, who fall into the type of people she'd kill, they get to avoid having their brains incinerated. [[spoiler: Some of the church members who were less abusive were also allowed to live and are implied to have aided in her getting to Pandora.]]
** Her initial response to meeting Krieg is to start shooting once he starts yelling. It's only once he puts into action the meaning behind his words, and gets out one short coherent line, by saving her does she stop attacking him.
* SensualSpandex: Her tight fitting top prominently shows off her figure.
* ShipTease: With Krieg. Admittedly it seems pretty one sided.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Her profile specifically states that she dislikes when people try to experiment on her.
** In her personal [=ECHO=] log, "First Week On Pandora", she mentions that half of the Pandora populous she's met wants to worship her for being a Siren and the other half want to capture her and turn her over to Hyperion.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: One of her Second Wind callouts is "I'm back, bitches!"
* TokenGoodTeammate: Despite her fondness for a hearty EvilLaugh when dispatching foes, calling opponents 'bitches,' and her tendency to tell opponents they should just give up and die, Maya is by far the least psychotic and bloodthirsty of the Vault Hunters.
** She is also the most polite to other characters. She will politely insist the other character to take their time if they are in their menu while trying to travel to the next area, and when she appears in a game, she will greet them, tell them what she is and that is nice to meet them, and warn them that if they try to capture her, she will incinerate their brain.
** It's also worth noting that the enemies in the game are pretty much all either bandits or [[EvilInc Hyperion]] employees and machines. The exact thing she was raised to fight.
* TouchedByVorlons: She's a Siren, like Lilith. Her powers involve "phaselocking", in which she traps an enemy in an energy bubble and temporarily taking it out of the fight.
* [[spoiler:TykeBomb: According to logs you can find, her church intended her to be this. It didn't work out.]]
* WantedPoster: '''Siren: $720,000,000,000'''
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: And her hair is really colored blue. Well, on her default skin anyways. Her character skins vary from realistic hair colors to various dye jobs.

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!Salvador
!!''As "The Gunzerker"''
!!!Voiced by JohnSwasey

A heavily-built but not terribly huge native to Pandora who was lured into becoming a Vault Hunter by a Hyperion raid on his village, which promised him violence and challenge in equal measure. His skill is Gunzerking, allowing him to regenerate health and ammo, become resistant to damage, and dual-wield weapons.

* AxCrazy: A rare, [[UnscrupulousHero kinda heroic]] example.
* BadassBeard: Has a large beard that makes him look even more rough and tumble, though many of his alternate heads change the style or get rid of it altogether.
* BadassBoast: Several of his Gunzerking lines are this.
* BadassNative: Salvador is actually a native of Pandora and was the defender of his village.
* BadassNormal: Compared to the other vault hunters, Salvador is this. Axton is an experienced soldier who can deploy a powerful turret; Zer0 is a ninja who uses holographic decoys and may not even be human, judging by his borderline-supernatural abilities. Maya is [[TouchedByVorlons a siren.]] Gaige has [[ABoyAndHisX a badass death robot bodyguarding her.]] Krieg is the result of experimentation. Salvador, on the other hand, is just one man with incredible anger management issues and an insatiable thirst for MoreDakka. He kicks as much ass as any of the others.
* TheBerserker: ''Gun''zerker, to be more specific.
* TheBigGuy: He and Krieg take Brick's place as this for the new crop of Vault Hunters.
* BoisterousBruiser: Loudest and most verbal of the bunch. Most likely due to roid-rage.
* BondOneLiner: Killing enemies while Gunzerking causes Salvador to spout an action hero one-liner. Some of them, like "[[Film/AirForceOne GET OFF MY PLANE!]]" and "[[LethalWeapon IT'S BEEN REVOKED!]]" are famous one-liners from action movies.
** Also parodied in one of his Gunzerking quotes, which is simply "ONE-LINER!"
* CombatSadomasochist: In his introduction ECHO recording, Salvador is told that before he get anywhere near the vault, he'll be shot, stabbed, burned, and mauled a thousand times over. He loves every part of that sentence. Also, when reviving downed teammates he'll sometimes say that if anyone's going to almost die, it should be him.
* CompensatingForSomething: When entering Gunzerk, one of his lines is "Time to compensate!", and while Gunzerking he might also say "Screw you, [[FreudWasRight Freud!]]". Obviously, he's either compensating for his small stature... or that other thing that steroids can make small.
-->"IT'S LIKE HAVING THREE DICKS!"
* DesperationAttack: The "Down, Not Out" skill in the Gun Lust tree allows you to Gunzerk while in Fight For Your Life. Just Got Real from the Brawn tree increases gun damage the lower your health is
* DemBones: The head you get for finishing the main story of ''Pirate's Booty'' is a skull with a pirate hat and a beard.
* DiscriminateAndSwitch: All of the dwarfs in Tina's ''Bunkers and Badasses'' game look suspiciously like Salvador...
-->'''Tina''': Yeah I know, [[TheNicknamer Lilywhite]], what, you think it's racist?! Hey I'mma go ask Sal see if he thinks its racist. HEY SALVADOR, IS IT OKAY IF ALL THE DWARFS IN MY CAMPAIGN LOOK LIKE YOU!?
-->[{{Beat}}]
-->'''Salvador''': That is awesome!
* DreadlockWarrior: One of his heads gives him a long dreadlock ponytail.
* EasilyForgiven: Salvador was about to be hanged when Hyperion attacked his village. When torturing the man who shot the judge for doing that, he's asked why he cares, since the judge was going to hang him. Salvador brushes it off as "Nobody's perfect".
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Has the third highest bounty of all the Vault Hunters, with a list of crimes including manslaughter, arson, and cannibalism... and yet, he still loves his grandma Rosita.
* FightingForAHomeland: He's fighting back against Hyperion because they've declared all the local residents 'bandits' for not submitting to Hyperion rule. Also, because there's a crapload of guns and money in it for him.
* FlippingTheBird: Does this with his Come At Me, Bro skill. Sadly, it's first person only and no third person animations exist for it.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric, ''and how''.
* GratuitousSpanish: Not just his name, but some of his taunts as well. ''Bienvenidos a la fiesta, amigos!''
* GunsAkimbo: Can actually dual-wield ''every'' gun in the game, from pistols to Rocket Launchers. It's even lampshaded in the loading screens, mentioning if you wanna have a rocket launcher in one hand and a sniper rifle in the other, you can!
* GunNut: Makes sense for the '''gun'''zerker to be one, but it's made clear in the Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon's Keep DLC when the characters ponder on what they will spend their riches on. Salvador's response:
-->"Guns! And Guns!"
* TheGunslinger: The Vaporizer with a Rampage build (though with a focus on dual wielding unusual for the archetype); The Woo with a Gun Lust build and a pistol-boosting Renegade mod.
* HollywoodActionHero: He ''runs'' on tropes common to the HollywoodActionHero, with the [[SociopathicHero exception of "morality"]] and a huge helping of LampshadeHanging and Meta.
* HealingFactor: While Gunzerking. The Brawn skill tree has a number of skills that effect this in various ways.
* HiddenElfVillage: His village was so remote that the people living there had never heard of Hyperion and didn't know what the hell a "Vault" was. Like, ever.
* ImAHumanitarian: Cannibalism is among the list of charges on his Wanted poster. It's unknown if this is one of Hyperion's exaggerations, although it is within the realm of possibility.
* TheJuggernaut: The Brawn skill tree is built around making Salvador unkillable. One of the skills in the tree is even called "[[Film/XMen I'm the Juggernaut]]", and he has Juggernaut class mods that boost Brawn skills.
* LampshadeHanging: Salvador's a fan of doing this while starting up Gunzerk a lot.
--> ''"TIME TO OVERCOMPENSATE!"''\\
''"CAN'T STOP SCREAMING!"''\\
''"ONE-LINER!"''\\
''"SCREW YOU FREUD!"''\\
''"SOMETHING CLEVER!"'' (he says the exact words)
* LargeHam: The number of lines he speaks in the game that are not enormously loud, top-of-his-lungs battle cries or taunts can probably be counted on one of Zer0's hands.
* MoreDakka: Salvador's entire modus operandi, especially when you take a look at his Gun Lust tree.
** The last skill in the Rampage tree is Keep Firing, which increases the fire rate and reload speed of guns while Gunzerking for as long as the trigger is held down. Try it with guns that have fast fire rates, speedy reloads, and/or huge magazines to begin with -- you'll fire ''hundreds'' of bullets in the blink of an eye.
* TheNapoleon: He is a dwarf, caused by a lifetime of steroid abuse. He's also a ''very'' angry man.
* NoIndoorVoice: Pretty much everything he says is screamed at the top of his voice.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He's basically a Latino [[Comicbook/XMen Wolverine]] with no claws. Heck, one of his skills is a MegatonPunch. Because of this, Tina based all the dwarves of her Bunkers & Badasses campaign off of him, something that he thinks is awesome.
* ScreamingWarrior: While Gunzerking, he's always screaming. Most of the things he says in that state are utter nonsense.
* SociopathicHero: Salvador has, in his own words, "issues". Namely, he really loves to hurt and kill people, with both his bare hands and big, powerful guns.
** Reviving someone as Salvador may be accompanied with him saying "I stopped shooting to help you." or "You made me stop shooting!" in a fairly self-important tone.
* TopHeavyGuy: Has an absolutely hulking upper body, on top of tiny, comically short legs.
* TropeName: A hilarious amount of his quotes are this, part of his near-constant LampshadeHanging of the HollywoodActionHero tropes he runs on.
* UnscrupulousHero: He's got very good reasons to be fighting Hyperion beyond simply getting paid or finding a worthy opponent to fight, but he's [[BloodKnight very eager to spill blood]] and happy to slaughter and torture Hyperion personnel.
* UnstoppableRage: What Gunzerking is. The screen gets a red tint around the edges and you can see the bloodshot veins in Salvador's eyes for the duration.
* WantedPoster: '''Manslaughter, Theft, Arson, Destruction of Property, Trespassing, Cannibalism, Public Indecency, and Profanity: $99,000,000,000.99'''

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!Zer0
!!''As [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers a Number]]''
!!!Voiced by Mike Turner

An extremely mysterious assassin who came to Pandora to find a challenge worthy of his skills. Beyond that, we...really don't know much else. It's up in the air as to whether he's even human. His skill is Deception, which creates a holographic decoy while he turns invisible, letting him strike suddenly for massive damage.

* BadassBoast: Can give a particularly awesome one when killing an enemy during "Fight For Your Life Mode!", which like most of his second wind lines is one of the only times he sounds ''[[NotSoStoic Pissed]]''.
-->''"I won't die today / Not while I still have ammo / I am a badass!"''
** Another good one if you kill a tough enemy with a [[BoomHeadshot headshot]] or critical hit:
-->''"Critical killing / Is an art unto itself / And I am Rembrandt."''
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His class mod are elbow blades.
* BloodKnight: When hunting down a poor schmuck, he insists that he fight back and stop retreating so he can work for it.
* CallingCard: Named Zer0 because of the trademark red, digital-format zero that his mask displays when he scores a kill.
* ChallengeSeeker: His primary motivation above all else is to seek a challenge for his skills.
* ColdSniper: Zer0 has a dedicated sniping skill tree. He does ''not'', however, seem to have much in the way of emotion.
* TheComicallySerious: His CreepyMonotone [[MoodWhiplash drastically clashes]] with his {{Emoticon}}s, and the times he's SophisticatedAsHell.
* DamageIncreasingDebuff: Death Mark lets him apply a debuff to enemies (signified by a red 0 above them) whenever he hits someone in melee or with kunai.
* DissonantSerenity: Half of Pandora could be exploding around him, and Zer0 will still be talking in his calm, focused, sinister monotone.
* {{Emoticon}}: Zero doesn't have facial expressions since he is obviously wearing a mask, so his faceplate lights up to show his emotions, such as :) when he kills or <3 when he's picking someone up.
** When he loses a duel, "FML" (Fuck My Life) shows up on his face.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[GIJoe Snake Eyes]]. Early concept art even had him wearing a similar grilled visor (Mentioning Snake Eyes as the inspiration). One of his alternate heads is very similar, and one of his costumes is even called "Eyes Of the Snake".
** Also of [[Franchise/MetalGear Gray Fox]]. The character designer even admitted to being a big MGS fan, and partially modeled Zero after the famous cyborg ninja. It really becomes apparent when Zero talks, as his voice has a similar tone as that of Gray Fox.
* FlashStep: His Execute skill allows him to perform this during Deception mode; with the end-tier skill of his Bloodshed tree, Many Must Fall, he can chain these indefinitely as Deception will remain active and the timer will be reset as long as he manages to kill his target.
* FlechetteStorm: Death Bl0ss0m lets him throw explosive kunai with elemental effects during Decepti0n mode that are also capable of applying the Death Mark debuff.
* ForMassiveDamage: Zer0's gameplay is built around burst damage and hit chains; in particular, his Critical Ascension skill adds bonus damage for every critical hit scored within a few seconds, stacking up to 999 times but decaying over time.
* FourFingeredHands: Zero only has four fingers. He might not be human.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Phlegmatic.
* {{Haiku}}: Pretty much anything he says beyond short, curt sentences is one of these.
* InexplicablyAwesome: The designers have stated outright that they wanted Zer0 to have as confusing, muddled, and mysterious a background as possible.
** The [=ECHO=] surveillance logs that Jack has [[HyperCompetentSidekick his subordinate]] pull up on him leave even ''them'' stumped. Hell, Jack even balks that all anyone can say about Zer0 being on Pandora or whether he's human or not is "I dunno".
* {{Invisibility}}: Sends out a decoy while he turns invisible, Predator-style.
* Letters2Numbers: All of the letter o's in Zer0's name, skill trees, heads and skins are replaced with number 0's. The names of some of his alternate heads follow suit, and also includes 3 for E, 1 for I (i), and 4 for A sometimes.
* MyHeroZero: Or more specifically, Zer0.
* {{Ninja}}: Clear design influence, and the name of one of his class mods. The ultimate skill in the Decepti0n-focused Cunning tree even gives him the ability to throw kunai knives.
* NoNameGiven: Other than "Zer0," which is almost certainly a pseudonym.
* NoSocialSkills: Upon being told that it is impossible to shut a rude person up, Zer0 "accepts" the challenge and decapitates the guy in front of his friend.
* ProfessionalKiller: Part of being an assassin. He's wanted by Hyperion for a political assassination.
* OneHitPolykill: The B0re skill, which lets bullets penetrate enemies as well as highlighting weak points while in Decepti0n.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Occasionally peppers his haikus with profanity.
-->'''Zer0 (Issuing a duel challenge): '''Oh, what?! Yeah, what, bitch?! / Yeah, I just slapped you and stuff. / What you gonna do?
* SpreadShot: His Death Bl0ss0m skill.
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: He tends to speak in haiku.
* SwordAndGun: Has a skill called "[[BruceLee Be Like Water]]" that advocates using both his sword and guns in tandem.
* TheStoic: Oddly averted for his archetype. Since most of his lines are in Haiku, he is considerably more wordy than the other Vault Hunters.
* UnscrupulousHero: His motives are, like everything else about him, shrouded in mystery. But he seems to mostly be in it [[BloodKnight for the pleasure of the fight]].
* WantedPoster: '''Political Assassin: $32,000,000,000'''
* WarriorPoet: A lot of his statements are in Haiku.
* WorthyOpponent: What he hopes to find in searching for the Vault; Although he takes contracts and payment without much discretion, he is essentially looking for a challenge.

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!Gaige
!!''As "The Mechromancer"''
!!!Voiced by CheramiLeigh

A high-school engineering genius who was forced to flee to Pandora after an "incident" in her school's science fair resulted in her rival "exploding." Travels with her personal RobotBuddy, D374-TP, or "Deathtrap," which she digistructs using her specific skill.

* AccidentalMurder: When Marcy got first place the science fair [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney by having her father buy off all the judges]], she started gloating and shoved Gaige. Deathtrap's IFF protocols registered her as an enemy, so he attacked, and Marcy...[[LudicrousGibs exploded]]. Also, the stray cat that walked into the line of fire during Deathtrap's testing of its claws.
* {{Adorkable}}: Her first ECHO portrays her as a nerd, complete with tech talk and snorting laugh. One of the crimes listed on her wanted poster is "Excessive Adorability"
* AGodAmI: If you build up enough anarchy stacks her "got a stack" quotes start drifting this way.
-->"I'm getting a god complex and I LIKE IT!"\\
"I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA!"\\
"I AM THE INFINITE!"\\
"I AM THE GOD OF DAMAGE!"
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Her father walks in during her ECHO casting bringing her hot cocoa to drink, leading to this:
-->'''Gaige:''' I don't need cocoa, dad, I am a woman of science and asskickery, not children's beverages!\\
'''Gaige's Dad:''' Heh heh, whatever you say, sweetheart, I'll just leave it here.\\
''[[{{Beat}} [Gaige's dad walks out, followed by a moment of silence]]]''\\
'''Gaige:''' ...*slurp* Dammit, that's really good.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Wanted for "Creation of unauthorized technology and excessive adorability" according to her profile card.
* ATeamFiring: The "Anarchy" skill increases her damage while decreasing her accuracy every time she kills an enemy or she empties her clip. This can be circumvented to a degree by using Hyperion weapons and the [[PinballProjectile Close Enough]] skill in the [=BFF=] tree.
** The frustration of not hitting things is also circumvented by increasingly hilarious dialogue:
--> "Eh, accuracy's overrated anyway."\\
"I probably won't hit anything, but whatever!"\\
"Why am I still doing this?!"\\
"I don't even remember what accuracy ''is!''"\\
"God help you all if I actually ''hit'' something!!"\\
"[[BreakingTheFourthWall Player!]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHAT! ARE YOU!]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis DOING?!]]''"
* ArtificialLimb: She accidentally sliced her left arm - she says it's "[[{{Understatement}} not a big cut]], it barely goes like, halfway to the bone" - which gave her a great idea. Instead of using an Insta-Health injection to fix the wound, she proceeds to ''[[CrazyAwesome finish lopping it off]]'' with a particle saw and builds a new one, which contains all of Deathtrap's digistruct data so she can quick-summon him wherever she is and whenever she wants. It can also punch through concrete.
* AscendedFangirl: Her second ECHO has her gushing about Pandora and the Vaults. After her AccidentalMurder of Marcy, she leaves her homeworld of Eden-5 for Pandora.
* BadassAdorable: Kicks hundreds of bandits' and soldiers' asses, even while being Adorable.
* BadassBookworm: A total nerd turned Vault hunter.
* TheBeastmaster: All her trees buff Deathtrap, but Best Friends Forever focuses on this the most.
* TheBerserker: Ordered Chaos turns her into one. While she can do somewhat significant damage from down range with some luck, charging in is much more effective.
* BigNo: Whenever her Anarchy stacks expire. [[FunnyMoments Hilariously]], the "NO!" gets ''longer'' the more stacks you had before they expired.
* BlindingBangs: One of the head options she starts the game with.
* BloodKnight: Gets this with Anarchy.
-->"BLOOOD!!!"
* BodyHorror: Starting off with how she got her robotic arm, there are also several skins for her head that drift into this territory. Digitized Death, Mecka Wrecka, and Metal Blood all replace her head with robotic ones, Speak No Evil has her mouth stitched shut and her eye inhumanly distorted, and Lovely Corpse has the skin ripped right off her face.
* BrattyHalfPint: Can show tendancies of this, especially against enemies.
--> '''After a Second Wind:''' Nice try, suckas!\\
'''After a critical kill:''' NOOB!
* BreakingTheFourthWall:
** Completely makes the fourth wall her bitch in regards to Anarchy. Does it no less than five times in relation to gaining Anarchy stacks. When Anarchy gets REAL high, she actually starts wondering aloud what the player is doing.
--> "[[DamnYouMuscleMemory Don't accidentally reload.]] [[MadnessMantra Don't accidentally reload.]]"\\
''(later with more stacks)'' "I think my reload button's broken."\\
"Player! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHAT! ARE YOU!]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis DOING?!]]''"\\
"[[GameBreaker You're breaking the game, dude!!!]]"\\
"ALLEN WRITE SOME DIALOGUE HERE!!!"
** Does it when you accidentally reload without Discord:
--> "[[DamnYouMuscleMemory Aw man, learn the controller!]]"
* BroughtDownToNormal: Lampshades it when losing Anarchy.
--> "I feel normal now."
* BullyHunter: The reason why she initially built Deathtrap. It worked a little too well, suffice to say.
* CastFromHitPoints: Blood Soaked Shields restores her shields on a kill at the cost of some of her health. This pairs up incredibly well with Amp or Turtle Shields, allowing you to keep the amplified damage so long as you keep killing or to simply maximize the Health to Shield rate.
* ChainedByFashion: She wears a padlock on her right wrist. Upon closer inspection, it appears to be one-half of a pair of handcuffs. She ''did'' mention being arrested (and expelled), and it'd be just like her to keep the handcuffs after escaping because they looked cool. [[LoveableSexManiac And other stuff.]]
* CharacterBlog: She was the first user of the [[https://twitter.com/ECHOcasts ECHO casts twitter account]] (before it was taken over by other characters) and her own [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijs-FEk3OIk&feature=g-all-u ECHO Video Log]]. The latter makes up for her lack of in-game ECHO logs like what the original four Vault Hunters have.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Anarchy gains damage and loses accuracy in equal percentage points.
* DaddysGirl: Despite acting like your typical rebellious teenager, she's still very close to her father; to the point he helps her flee to Pandora after the AccidentalMurder.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Normally played straight like with the other characters, but averted if you decide to spec into Ordered Chaos. If you die you lose all your Anarchy stacks. Have fun getting them back if you had the max you could get. If Gaige is downed while she as a lot of Anarchy stacks, she'll ''freak out''.
-->"[[LampshadeHanging If I go down now, I'm screwed!]]"
* DifficultButAwesome: Her Ordered Chaos tree. The tree relies on the (mandatory for that tree) Anarchy skill, which gives a stackable damage buff and accuracy debuff every time you make a kill or reload a gun with an empty clip. These buffs do not degrade (outside of Fight for Your Life), but do disappear if you prematurely reload. Needless to say, hitting anything becomes difficult when you have a lot of Anarchy stacks going, but when you do hit them, they ''will'' feel it. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Gaige's bounty is the highest of all the Vault Hunters at 820 billion for accidentally killing her classmate and going on the run. This seems excessive when compared to the other Vault Hunters until you realize that Marcy's father was extremely rich and could afford to put out such a massive bounty.
* DropTheHammer: Her melee weapon is a claw hammer.
* DudeWheresMyRespect:
** One of her quotes, when Deathtrap is killing, points out that he only placed 3rd in the science fair.
*** She complains more about getting 3rd place as one of her rants when you idle too long.
** Hyperion Engineers will make fun of Deathtrap when it's released.
* EvilLaugh: While insane she may do this. Or just say it.
-->'''"EVIL MANIACAL LAUGHTER!"'''
* EvolvingWeapon: Deathtrap's appearance changes depending on Gaige's skillset. Having points in the BFF tree gives it additional armor plating, having points in Little Big Trouble gives it bladed wings, and points in Ordered Chaos gives it bandit-style spikes. It's possible for it to have a combination of the three. The final talent in each tree also cause Deathtrap to [[PowerGlows glow]].
* FingerlessGloves: Wears one on her right hand (her 'good' hand).
* FlirtingUnderFire: When reviving her, she will flirt with the character regardless of gender.
--> [''Tiger growl''] I'll be thanking you later.\\
Thanks, sexy. [''Tiger growl'']\\
Well, you are just hot as hell. Remind me to pay you back for that.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: A pure Sanguine.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Deathtrap can be upgraded with one.
* GadgeteerGenius: Again: Built a robot for the science fair.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration:
** She damages her robotic hand by using it to smash concrete, by the time she's on Pandora she's using that strength but using a hammer or digistructed claws to deliver the blow.
** During her ECHO logs, she mentions a few of her skills as various upgrades. For example, she thinks the reason Deathtrap dealt explosive damage to Marcy was because of a glitch in the recently-installed Discord circuits.
* GenkiGirl: Is an extremely hyper young woman.
* GirlishPigtails: Her default skin has her hair done up in pigtails.
* GlassCannon: Of a sort when using Ordered Chaos. She has the same base HP as each other Vault hunter, but because of the accuracy reduction from Anarchy she has to get closer to the enemies than the others. Blood Soaked Shields can help mitigate it, but the CastFromHP factor can result in death even quicker when her shields do go down.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Her Necrosis skin and Chaos Reigns color scheme do this to her. Necrosis provides a teal glow, Chaos Reigns an orange glow, and the two together a yellow glow.
* GogglesDoNothing: She has a pair of googles on her head that she never seems to use for anything in the game proper.
* InTheHood: Her Necrosis skin has this, along with GlowingEyesOfDoom. Curiously though, the hood on her shirt that's always down is still there so she has two hoods.
* InstantWebHit: In her first ECHO, she had twelve (er, eleven) subscribers. Then five in her second, then two in her third. After accidentally killing her RichBitch classmate and going on the run, she suddenly has over twenty thousand.
* LargeHam: Again, fluctuates with her Anarchy stacks. The more stacks, the more hammy she gets. It varies between boasting over how much damage she's doing and bitching about how her accuracy blows.
* LovableSexManiac: The most flirty out of all the characters, especially illustrated by one of her idle quotes.
-->'''Gaige''': If I don't shoot, repair, or [[DoubleEntendre screw something]] in the next few minutes, we're going to have a problem.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Zigzagged. When she cut her arm "halfway to the bone", she didn't freak out at all. Hell, her first thoughts were to instantly and completely heal it. However, her second thought was to chop her arm completely off and build a new one.
* {{Nerd}}: Quotes ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament''; yells "GG", "Noob", and similar; built a robot in her own garage with her own skill, etc.
* OnlyAFleshWound: Her reaction to slicing her arm ''halfway to the bone''.
* OpenMindedParent: Gaige's dad is alright with anything save for amputation:
** When she tells him that her rival stole her design, gave it to the local fascist police force and is trying to win the science fair that they are competing in with Gaige's idea, Gaige gets this reaction from her dad:
-->'''Gaige's Dad:''' You're gonna take that bitch down, right?
** When Deathtrap [[LudicrousGibs gibbed]] Marcy at the Science Fair, Gaige's dad actually helped her ''escape the police and flee to Pandora'' (using explosives), you can probably chalk him up as "Best Dad Ever".
* TheOtherDarrin / TheOtherMarty: Was originally supposed to be voiced by Creator/LuciChristian, and is even listed in the credits as such, but switched to Creator/CheramiLeigh in the middle of production. A lot of (possibly ''most'' of) Gaige's lines are still recognizably Luci; if you don't spec into Anarchy or Close Enough, you'll pretty much never hear Cherami at all.
* PinballProjectile: The "Close Enough" skill, which gives bullets that miss a chance to ricochet back at enemies but at reduced damage, and the "Nth Degree" skill, which causes every nth successful hit to ricochet at full damage.
* PlayingWithFire: The "Little Big Trouble" skills "The Stare" and "Electrical Burn" give her (and Deathtrap) some ability to do fire damage, though in the latter case it's a side-effect of shock damage.
* ThePollyanna: Adapts to her [[DeathWorld new environment]] rather quickly but maintains her disposition.
* PointlessBandaid: Worn on her right cheek.
* PowersAsPrograms: In her ECHO casts she name-drops a bunch of her abilities as possible upgrade applications for Deathtrap or for her own arm. Whether this is true for other characters is ambiguous, but in her case, her powers ARE programs.
* PowerFist: Her cybernetic arm can smash concrete. Which helps explain why a tiny teenage girl can swing a hammer as hard as a full-grown male soldier.
* PowerHigh: After building up enough anarchy stacks. Evidenced not only by her quotes showing more and more of a [[AGodAmI god complex]], but the way she yells "Anarchy!" At lower amounts, it's a straight yell of it. Higher amounts? It sounds more or less like she's being aroused by the power.
* PragmaticHero: She's basically decent, but she considers poundings delivered by a giant attack robot [[PayEvilUntoEvil a suitable response to bullying]].
* PreOrderBonus: The Mechromancer is free for people that pre-order the game.
* RebelliousSpirit: And how! One of her class mods is called Punk even.
-->"PUNK NEVER DIES!"
* RoboSexual: One of her class mods have her referred to as a Technophile, while she mostly treats Deathtrap like a pet there are times she'll refer to it in more personal terms, and will often refer to guns as if they were alive (some actually are), calling them sexy.
* RobotMaster: Commands an "undead" robot known as a D374-TP (aka Deathtrap).
* ScienceFair: A major part of her and Deathtrap's OriginStory. Essentially Deathtrap, then called as "DT", was a science fair project designed as an "anti-bullying" robot. DT fulfilled his functions well... [[GoneHorriblyRight too well]].
* ShockAndAwe: Her Little Big Trouble tree is all about dealing large amounts of electrical damage.
* ShockwaveClap: Deathtrap can do this.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Her classmate, RichBitch and SpoiledBrat Marcy Halloway. [[ItsPersonal It gets personal]] after Gaige finds out that Marcy plagiarized her work, renamed it, and sold it to "the galaxy's most corrupt police force".
* SkillGateCharacter: Her Best Friends Forever tree is designed to be less powerful than her other trees, but much more user-friendly, making it good for new players.
* SmallGirlBigGun: She's the shortest Vault Hunter in the game, and yet can still use rocket launchers, shotguns and sniper rifles.
* SpontaneousWeaponCreation: Digistructed Claws and Deathtrap.
* {{Squick}}: When scoring a crit kill, she may yell out "I got brains on my shoes! ({{Beat}}) I like it!" An in-universe example is when she gets slagged. She complains that she got some in her mouth and informs everyone that it smells like a mix of piss and nachos.
* TeenGenius: [[WordOfGod Eighteen years old]] and she initially designed Deathtrap as a ''science fair project''.
* ThreeLawsCompliant: Deathtrap isn't. Dialogue exists reflecting it:
-->"[[LampshadeHanging To hell with the first law!]]"
* TookALevelInBadass: Goes from bullied, not very popular nerd to [[OneManArmy Vault Hunter]].
* UnusualEuphemism: Has a bunch.
--> ''(On a Deathtrap kill)'' "Ooooh, right in the wingnut!"
* WantedPoster: '''Creation of Illegal Technology and Excessive Adorability: $820,000,000,000'''
* WhateverMancy: She is known as the "Mechromancer" for her ability to "summon" her robot Deathtrap from out of nowhere with only a wave of her cybernetic hands like magic. Her cybernetic arm is actually some sort of portable digistructing device that she uses to conveniently digistruct Deathtrap wherever she goes.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[RunningGag Once again]], based on her Anarchy stacks. From zero to roughly 100 stacks, she seems normal. From there to 150, she's clearly feeling the effects mentally and wants more, but no where near as bad as once she passes the 150 mark. By the time she hits 400 she's clearly [[PowerHigh gone off]] [[AGodAmI the deep end]]. She even lampshades it by yelling "I'm going mildly insane!!"
* WrenchWench: Her designs have elements of it.
* WolverineClaws: Her tier 6 Ordered Chaos skill, With Claws, overrides her default melee attack with digistructed claws while you have Anarchy stacked.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Some of her Second Wind quotes come off as being legitimately surprised that she pulled it off and didn't die as opposed to her usual handling of the situation.
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Her reaction to finding out that Marcy stole her DT design, gave it to police, and gave it the stupid name of Crime Buster Bot.
-->'''Gaige:''' Bitch, are you kidding me!?

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!Krieg
!!''As "The Psycho"''
!!! Voiced by Jason Douglas

The product of horrifying experimentation at the hands of Hyperion, Krieg was once a heroic Vault Hunter. While the process did make him stronger, it also drove him almost completely insane, with the last remnants of his former self acting as a conscience to him. Encountering Maya as she waited for a train, he fell in love with her and became a Vault Hunter alongside her in hopes that she will be the one to make him sane once more. His Action Skill has him go on a rampage with his buzz axe, regaining health for every kill.

* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: During his stint in the ECHO Casts twitter account, he tends to capitalize random letters such as "[=NIPpLE SaLAds=]" and "[=YoU WANNA know wHo I AM I will SHOW YoU WHo I AM=]".
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3mhWvWEb9g A Meat Bicycle Built for Two]]'', a short film made by Gearbox that shows how Krieg became a Vault Hunter.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: In psychology, alliteration without logical association is often indicative of clanging, a symptom of schizophrenia. Unsurprisingly, Krieg is quite fond of this:
** Could it be that he's seen ''Film/VForVendetta'' at some point?
--> "Pitiful people prepare, plead plentifully plentiful platitude phenomenal patriot pounds, poundingly perverse puppets pulping, pleasantly, putrid pasties."
** All of the skill names in the Hellborn skill tree. (Burn Baby Burn, Fuel the Fire, Pain is Power, etc.)
* AnAxeToGrind[=/=]ChainsawGood: He wields a larger version of the buzz axe that Dr. Zed or the Badass Psychos use. The Buzz Axe Bombardier attaches dynamite to it, letting Krieg deal explosive damage whenever he throws it. His class mods take the form of different blades for it.
* AndIMustScream: He used to be a much saner, smarter, more moral sort, possibly a Vault Hunting bounty hunter. Now? Thanks to Hyperion experimentation, he's a mass-murdering (of Hyperion & the deserving) Badass Psycho with all the insanity and AxCrazy-ness that implies. And his original personality is a SplitPersonality, completely aware of the horror of his dominant personality and his actions.
* {{Angrish}}: Especially when Rampaging.
* AttackAttackAttack: The basis of the Bloodlust skill tree. Dealing damage adds stacks of Bloodlust, which decreases if no damage is being dealt. As such, it is best for him to always be on the offensive and shooting at something.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Two major examples, both from the "Mania" tree:
** Silence the Voices gives you a HUGE melee damage boost (easily reaching over 300% with a class mod) but causes you to have a 12% chance to hit yourself. On paper this doesn't seem major, but in practice you're hitting yourself every one in ten swings (more if you're unlucky) and dealing that huge melee damage to yourself. If you're not healthy enough you'll end up KOing yourself. Additionally, if you were close enough to hit the enemy, they're close enough to hit you, meaning that missed swing gives them an opportunity to hit back, hard. That being said, if you're beefy enough to take the hit or plain lucky, this skill crosses over to the AwesomeYetPractical side.
** "Light the Fuses" causes Krieg to run around when his health is depleted, throwing bundles of dynamite. Excellent for getting a second wind against bandits and other ground troops, but against airborne enemies you'll wish you had a regular "Fight for Your Life" (which this skill will always override.)
* AxCrazy: Krieg is decidedly much more lacking in the sanity department compared to the other Vault Hunters, enough that his (Non-inner voice) quotes make ''Salvador'' look perfectly sane. Case in point: the "Silence the Voices" skill in the Mania tree increases his melee damage, while also introducing a probability to hurt ''himself'' with his melee attacks.
* BadassBoast: ''MY PECS HAVE PECS!''
** (Seeing a Badass enemy) "I'LL SHOW YOU WHAT A BADASS IS!"
** "I'M GOING TO PUT '''MY''' PAIN INTO '''YOUR''' SOUL!"
** ''I LOOKED INTO THE HEART OF DARKNESS, AND I ATE IT ALL!!!''
* BeastAndBeauty: With Maya. He became a Vault Hunter because he fell in love with her and wanted to protect her.
* TheBerserker: Given what he is, this is a given. The Mania tree in particular focuses on fighting as suicidally as possible, doing stuff like deliberately putting yourself in harm's way to recharge your specials or running around with a lit bundle of dynamite. The Bloodlust tree, on the other hand, gives him stacks of "Bloodlust" that accumulate quickly as he damages enemies (but also disappear rapidly if he's not damaging enemies) so to get the most out of its skills, it also forces you to run straight into combat blowing away as many enemies as possible as quickly as possible.
* TheBigGuy: Class 1, and he looks to be the tallest of the new Vault Hunters.
* BodyHorror: He was an experiment of some sort, and still has numerous scars, stitches, and various hoses all over his body. He can also mutate himself into a Badass Psycho, misshapen limbs included.
* BreakoutMookCharacter: He's a Psycho, like the kind you've been killing or watching them blow up. One of his rants indirectly references this ("Box cover, box cover, I'm the real star!")
* BreathWeapon: "Hellfire Halitosis" lets him breathe flames.
* CallBack: Occasionally says "You woke the wrong dog!" when getting a Second Wind. That's what Nine-Toes in VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} said to the original Vault Hunters when they fought him.
* CaptainObvious: His Psycho Mutant transformation. "I'VE GOT A HUGE HAND!"
* CastFromHitPoints: Effectively, if not ''directly.'' Related to SelfHarm below, he performs better when his shields are down and his Action Skill recharges faster when he takes damage to his health instead of his shields (his "Feed the Meat" skill massively increases his base health but makes his shields recharge slower to facilitate this). If he's not in enough danger already from the enemy, several of his skills actively hurt himself, like "Silence the Voices" which has a 12% to smash himself in the face with his buzz axe or his Hellborn tree that lights himself on fire (but that's actually a ''good'' thing). At any given moment, his health could dip dangerously low, only to be fully recharged the next second, then be back down again.
* CatchPhrase: He has a tendency to scream "NIPPLE SALADS" at times. It's even featured in his Legendary Psycho class mod.
** His inner/good personality has "...Close enough", usually said in annoyance after telling the dominant personality to say something and he instead shouts some psychotic nonsense.
* CoolMask: Wears a gas mask version of the normal Psycho mask as his default Head. Every single one of his alternate Heads is some form of mask or helmet which covers most of his face.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Much of his dialog is generally nonsense involving meat or blood in some way. Especially exacerbated in Raving Retribution, where he'll go on completely nonsensical rants while spouting homing fireballs from his body.
-->''MY STOMACH IS CLEAR, AND MY MIND IS FULL OF'' '''BACON!'''
* CriticalStatusBuff: A fair number of his skills involve buffing Krieg when he takes damage, especially when his shields are down.
* DeadpanSnarker: When he's not wallowing in self-loathing, his sane half can be pretty snarky.
-->''It's over, idiot. You're going to die here and now and the last words out of your mouth will have been "poop train."''
* DeathSeeker: His inner voice will occasionally comment "I deserve this" when Krieg either bashes himself in the face or is set on fire.
* DesperationAttack: The "Light The Fuses" skill, which lets him toss dynamite and move normally when his HP reaches 0. He can also detonate it Suicide Psycho style, though he'll get Second Wind if he manages to score a kill with it.
** There's also the "Release the Beast" skill, in which if Krieg activates Buzzaxe Rampage when at 1/3 of his health he transforms into a Badass Psycho.
* DifficultButAwesome: Per the developer's own admittance, the Mania tree falls squarely into this. Taking damage actually buffs Krieg, even moreso without shields. This places him at a higher risk of frequently getting knocked into Fight For Life mode, but one skill completely restores his health with every kill he makes while using his action skill.
** Several Bloodlust tree skills feed into one another: there's a grenade kill skill that makes gun damage better, a gun kill skill that makes melee damage better and a melee kill skill that makes grenades better. Keeping your Bloodlust from decaying is hard enough, keeping track of all this in the middle of battle is even harder, but if you pull it off: a string of ever-increasing deadliness.
** All of his skill trees have perks that can feed into each other. Strip The Flesh and Salt The Wound can grant huge boosts to Torgue Shotguns, and Fuel The Rampage (taking damage speeds up Buzz Axe Rampage cooldown) and Release The Beast (Krieg turns into a Badass Psycho with maxed health and massive damage reduction when special is triggered at 33% health, like when you come out of fight for your life mode) means that unless you were in Buzz Axe Rampage when put into fight for your life mode, as soon as you come out, you can immediately trigger a buzz axe rampage, and go on a killing spree as a Badass Psycho mutant.
** The Hellborn skill tree: you gain bonuses by setting yourself on fire. At higher levels, with the Delusional Damage perk, you can set yourself on fire by using any elemental attacks, including corrosive, which you will use a lot later in the game. Elemental Empathy causes a fraction of all elemental damage you deal to heal you.
* EmpathicHealer: "Redeem the Soul", which lets Krieg instantly revive allies in exchange for immediately putting him in "Fight for your Life" mode. Of course, if he has Light the Fuses, this might come as an advantage for him.
* FriendlyFireproof: Averted. "Fuel the Rampage" makes him susceptible to friendly fire.
* HeroicWillpower: The original personality is able to exert some level of control over the dominant personality. WordOfGod compares said personality to a driver of a runaway truck that cannot stop the truck and can only try to steer away from as many people as he can and try to mitigate any damage it might cause.
* InfernalRetaliation: With points in the Hellborn tree, he gets a ton of buffs from being on fire, and he even has a chance to set himself on fire with his fire attacks (and with the Delusional Damage skill, ''any'' elemental damage).
* [[InfinityMinusOneSword Infinity -1 Mutation]]: Triggering your active ability at critical health (1/3rd or less) with 'Release The Beast' turns you into a rampaging Badass Psycho, buffing your melee damage, adding to your damage resistance, and topping off your health instantly. Best of all, your Active Ability is ready for use again ''the second it wears off.'' As such, you can keep popping this skill over and over each time your health goes critical. Suffice to say, unless you're armed to the teeth with Legendary Weapons, your Active Ability will see a ''lot'' of use.
* InterfaceScrew: Killing enemies with your action skill splatters your camera with lots of blood.
* JekyllAndHyde: In this case, the Hyde personality is the dominant one while the Jekyll at least tries to make sure that the former only kills evildoers.
* KnockbackEvasion: Krieg is heavier than the other Vault Hunters, giving him less knockback from attacks, which goes good with his melee-centric play-style. This also has the unfortunate side effect of making grenade jumping and certain Badass Challenges impossible to do using him, such as getting a geyser to launch you to the top of the Happy Pig Motel sign. It doesn't launch him nearly high enough.
* LaughingMad: He has quite the variety of maniacal laughter.
* LoveAtFirstSight: He falls in love with Maya upon seconds of meeting her. Unfortunately, his [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} lack of communication skills]] causes her to shoot at him.
* LoveRedeems: At least, the inner personality hopes that Maya will be the one to make him sane once more.
* MadeOfExplodium: His final "Bloodlust" skill, Bloodsplosion, makes every single enemy an ActionBomb: when they die, they go BOOM! Better yet, if the explosion kills an enemy it can start off a domino effect of explosions.
* MadnessMantra: One of his Raving Retribution lines has him repeating a certain phrase, getting louder each time.
-->''"The voices said 'empty, hollow and thud'. The voices said 'empty, hollow and thud'. '''THE VOICES SAID 'EMPTY, HOLLOW AND THUD'!!'''''
* MagikarpPower: The Bloodlust tree is not very powerful at low levels, with very minor boosts to relatively useless things like magazine capacity and weapon swap speed, especially considering these boosts are based entirely on the rapidly-decaying Bloodlust stacks. However, the later Bloodlust tree skills are much, much more powerful, and also turn the weak tier one skills into essential building blocks for the rest of the tree. Not to mention that the later equipment and expanded inventory capacity and ammunition capacity allow for a much swifter accumulation of Bloodlust stacks.
* ManOnFire: His "Hellborn" skill tree actually ''encourages'' you to set him on fire.
* MeaningfulName: Krieg is [[BilingualBonus German for war]]. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]] his name would have been Blitz but the developers decided that Krieg sounds more like an actual name.
* MookHorrorShow: The debut trailers show bandits being obliterated by his silhouette. Also, the PAX presentation in which he was introduced had a short video set to "In the Halls of the Mountain King" consisting of Krieg demonstrating his various in-game abilities upon enemies.
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: The voice in his head tries to direct Krieg's rage towards "the deserving" and even swears that if he ever kills an innocent person that he ''will'' take over and commit suicide.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: One Mania skill gives him health for overkilling enemies. Find some way to do ludicrous damage to enemies and he'll get his health back, no problem!
* NoIndoorVoice: Anything that Krieg says is shouted, just like every other Psycho on Pandora. It's even extended to ''every single name'' for his Heads and Skins, which are in ALL CAPS.
* PlayingWithFire: One of his skill trees deals almost exclusively in fire elemental damage. [[IncendiaryExponent Being set on fire actually buffs him.]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: When he first met Maya, his sane side wanted to tell her how beautiful she was and that she may be the one to save him. [[TalkativeLoon What came out was decidedly less eloquent]].
-->'''"I'M THE CONDUCTOR OF THE POOP TRAIN!"'''
* SelfHarm: Silence the Voices makes it so that he has a chance to hurt himself in exchange for a major buff to melee damage and the Hellborn tree has several skills that immolate himself.
* ShipTease: With Maya in his backstory video. It seems like his inner voice finds Maya very attractive, and his outer voice refers to her as "PRETTY LADY".
* SplitPersonality: Besides his "default" AxCrazy self, he has a (much) saner, (much) more moral voice in his head who ensures that he only kills "the deserving". They do ''not'' get along. This is in fact his original personality.
* TakingYouWithMe: "Pull the Pin" has Krieg drop a grenade when he dies, gaining double XP if it kills someone. Inverted in Light the Fuses mode, where successfully suicide-bombing enemies brings him back to life.
* TalkativeLoon: His short film shows that his psychotic personality seems to be nearly incapable of putting their otherwise rational thoughts into coherent spoken words, making it difficult to communicate with others.
* ThemeNaming: All but one of the skills in the Bloodlust tree have "Blood" in their names, all but one of the skills in the Mania tree follow a "[Verb] the [Noun]" pattern, and all the skills in the Hellborn tree are alliterative. There's also one skill each in Bloodlust and Hellborn that conform to the Mania tree's theme.
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: Light the Fuses has him tossing dynamite when his health reaches zero. He also has a few skills that improve explosive damage.
* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Buzz Axe Always Works]]: When in Rampage mode, Krieg can toss his axe as well as swing it. One of his skills even more or less turns it into a grenade by dealing explosive damage when tossed.
* TokenEnemyMinority: Seemingly the only semi-heroic Psycho of the series.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: Pretty much his entire play-style revolves around doing things you normally try to '''''avoid''''' with the other characters. Like, say [[ManOnFire being set on fire]] or taking damage, or getting up-close and personal while hacking at people with a buzz axe.
** That said, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the whole idea for a character with this kind of play-style was thought of before the game was launched, but was saved for DLC because it might have turned away some players.]]
* WantedPoster: '''Property of Hyperion: $100,000,000,000'''
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Considering that he's more or less an upgraded version of a Psycho, Krieg is not one for a shirt.
* WordSaladTitle: His head and skin names are a fountain of unending randomness.
** And yet are often ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin at the same time.
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''Note: This is for [=NPC=]s that did not appear in the first Borderlands.''

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!Tiny Tina
!!''World's Deadliest 13 year old''
!!!Voiced by [[HeyAshWhatchaPlayin Ashly Burch]]

A thirteen-year-old demolitions specialist who is ''completely bonkers''. Also a friend of the Crimson raiders, and bears a deep grudge against both Handsome Jack and a particularly nasty bandit named Flesh-stick.

* ADayInTheLimelight: She's the central character of the fourth DLC, "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep".
* AmbiguouslyGay: She only sexualizes the "female" members of her tea party and her original motivation for training you in the second DLC was that she was going to have a PrecociousCrush on Moxxi.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Frequently
-->'''Tiny Tina:''' Counting Down! TEN! NINE! EIGHT! [Missiles Launch prematurely] ...I got bored.
* BestServedCold: Or, in this case, served with enough volts to literally vaporize them from existence.
* BerserkButton: Raisin cookies. When she discovers that what she thought were chocolate chip cookies are actually raisin cookies, she goes on a full-fledged RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Oh so very much.
--> "I'm a little teapot, bloody and cut. Here is my handle, here is my butt."
--> "Squishy. Squishy squishy squishy."
* CreepyChild: Generally played for laughs.
--> '''Tiny Tina (singing a song and skipping): All around the stactus plant, the stalker chased the bandit. The stalker thought it was all in fun. POP! (jumps on the detonator plunger that is linked to a bandit wrapped in dynamite and blows the bandit to pieces) goes the bandit.
** It's ''not'' so laugh-inducing when [[spoiler:you finally learn the fate of her parents. [[TearJerker The poor kid's had it rough]]]].
* CuteAndPsycho: She's a cute girl who has no issue killing entire gangs, blowing up rail lines and torturing her captives.
* DemolitionsExpert: And completely crazy about bombs, to the point that when she appears in the Torgue DLC, she ''blows off the door'' to her camper van just to make an entrance.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Inverted
--> "You disarmed my proxy-boomer? Damn gurl, you got skills to pay the billzzzzzzz!"
* DungeonMaster: ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'' centers around her being the DM for a game of ''Bunkers & Badasses'', with Brick, Mordecai, and Lilith as the other players.
** KillerGameMaster: She attempts to start off the campaign with a HopelessBossFight against The Handsome Sorcerer's Dragon. When Lilith protests this, she change the fight to a generic EliteMook Skeleton. Unlike other examples, she's simply just bad at balancing combat.
* ExhaustedEyeBags: has huge, dark bags under her eyes.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Series/TheATeam "Howling Mad" Murdock]], given her competence in her forte (explosives) despite her {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies. There's also a bit of LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl in there, given the blond hair, TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior, and repeated murders.
* FishEyes: Her left eye strays some at times. It was originally a glitch, [[ThrowItIn but the developers enjoyed it enough to leave it in]].
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Her obsession with explosives is because her mother saved her from the Hyperion labs by slipping her a grenade.]]
* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: A 13 year old that talks like equal parts raving psycho and lunatic pimp.
* GenkiGirl: Is incredibly hyper when it comes to explosives.
* HarmfulToMinors: [[spoiler: Saw her parents violently butchered for Slag research by Hyperion.]] The resulting trauma made her the off-kilter psychopath she is now.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: A sketch at the end of Borderlands 2 has her perched on Brick's shoulders, both of them killing bandits. This is also a callback to some of Brick's earlier dialogue; he mentions running around the bandit camps with Tina riding on his back, punching out bandits whilst Tina threw explosives around.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: She's friends with Brick and Roland as well as Mr. Torgue. She evidently has the latter on her cellphone.
** Also with Moxxi, although their relationship is of the VitriolicBestBuds variety.
* KillerRabbit: With emphasis on ''killer''.
* LittleMissBadass: A 13 years old DemolitionsExpert.
* MadBomber: She's an AxCrazy DemolitionsExpert.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Apparently, Flesh-Stick thought Tina died with her parents.
* ParentalSubstitute: Seems to view Roland as this, as she keeps a picture of herself with him on her nightstand.
** [[spoiler:She was originally part of the BearerOfBadNews quest. Hearing of Roland's death snaps her out of her usually cheery guise and utterly devastates her.]]
** [[spoiler: The Assault on Dragon's Keep has her in denial over Roland's death and she refuses to believe he's really gone.]]
*** [[spoiler: Subverted in the ending - she knew all along, and the frustration of the Vault Hunters towards her behavior culminated in her finally accepting his death.]]
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Lapses into stereotypical African American and Upper class british mannerisms, among others.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Her tea party quest involves capturing and then torturing [[spoiler:the Bandit who sold her and her parents to Jack for human testing.]]
-->'''Tina:''' [[ItsTheBestWhateverEver Best tea party ever.]]
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: When she captures Flesh-Stick for her tea party, she says "You are cordially invited, BITCH!"
* TrademarkFavoriteFood:
** Chocolate chip cookies. She goes ballistic when she realizes that Torgue's vending machines sell raisin cookies.
** Also, during 'Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep', she admits to having lived on nothing but a steady diet of crumpets for the last few years.
* UnreliableNarrator: Shows shades of this through her "Bunkers & Badasses" campaign in ''Assault on Dragon Keep''
* YouKilledMyFather: She's after a bandit named Flesh-Stick because he [[spoiler:turned her parents in to Hyperion]].

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!Ellie
!!''Likes: cuddling, murder''
!!!Voiced by JamieMarchi

Scooter's sister, who runs a vehicle garage in The Dust.

* BiTheWay: Will flirt with the player character regardless of gender. Definitely takes after her mother.
* FatAndProud: One of the reason she moved out to the Dust is because Moxxi kept nagging her to lose weight, and she didn't want to.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Her boobs jiggle as much as, if not more than, her mother's.
* InsultBackfire: The bandits make hood ornaments in her likeness to mock her. Although she is aware they were meant to be insulting, she thinks the design is "badass" and has you steal some so she can put them around the shop.
* ItAmusedMe: Secretly instigates the clan war between the Zafords and the Hodunks primarily for kicks, as well as wanting to prove to Moxxi that she can survive in The Dust.
** KarmaHoudini: Neither side ''ever'' catches on that she started it.
* LegCling: Official artwork for ''Tiny Tina's Assault On Dragon Keep'' shows Ellie clinging to Roland's leg. She's wearing a [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Slave Leia outfit.]]
* SouthernFriedGenius: She might not be all there, and speak with the same drawl as Scooter, but she knows her stuff when it comes to trucks n' stuff... when she isn't inadvertently crushing them around a Bandit in a trash compactor over a petty insult.
* WrenchWench: Helps Scooter out and introduces the player to the new Bandit Technical.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: She can fit an entire suit of armor in her size in her cleavage.

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!Sir Hammerlock
!!''Hunter, Scholar, Gentleman''
!!!Voiced by JMichaelTatum

A QuintessentialBritishGentleman who is on Pandora to study the native fauna. Having lost his arm, leg, and desire to go into the field some time ago, he enlists the new Vault Hunters to help him conduct studies.

* ADateWithRosiePalms: Played for laughs and subverted in "Big Game Hunt".
-->'''Hammerlock:''' Thank you for joining me on this expedition, by the by. Things can get pretty lonely on treks such as these, and, with my right hand being made of metal, I am incapable of amusing myself in the way most other males would. Pahaahahaha! Some ribald humor for you there.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Is the focus of the 3rd DLC expansion, ''Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt''.
* AdventurerOutfit: Wears a futuristic version of a Victorian era safari outfit. With his robotic arm and leg, he wouldn't look that out of place at a SteamPunk convention.
* AnArmAndALeg: A [[SandWorm Thresher]] by the name of Old Slappy tore out Hammerlock's arm at the socket. The same thresher also got the leg on that side, and possibly even the other leg as well. He sends you after it in a sidequest.
* ArtificialLimbs: See above. Easily removable, too!
* AwesomeMcCoolname: His title and name would put hairs on your chest with each utterance.
* BadassMoustache: Few will ever have facial hair as fine as his. He proves it in his DLC, where he actually fights alongside the player.
* CharacterBlog: Took over the ECHO Cast blog used by Gaige and Mr. Torgue in preparation for his DLC.
* GentlemanAdventurer: He's the QuintessentialBritishGentleman who studies and hunts the creatures of Pandora.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: Knows all about the creatures of Pandora, but also has an amusingly dark sense of humor.
* GreatWhiteHunter: He even has three old rifle darts on his jacket. Also, most of the weapons that he rewards players with are sniper rifles.
* HighClassGlass: Though it's not a monocle, it's a pair of glasses with one lens broken. Still meant to invoke the look though.
* IAmVeryBritish: Has an extremely stereotypical British accent.
* MadLibsCatchphrase: "[''Blank, typically a noun''], Ho!" [[note]]"Adventure, ho!", "Repressed memories, ho!", et cetera[[/note]]
* MrExposition: He narrates many of the exposition trailers. Lampshaded in his first appearance.
--> ''I'm spouting exposition again, aren't I? Apologies.''
* NiceHat: That you can help him pimp as a side quest.
* SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish
* SophisticatedAsHell: Despite his GentlemanAndAScholar image, he can be just as crude as everyone else sometimes. "Bonerfarts" comes to mind.
* StraightGay: He makes an offhand mention of an old boyfriend, but other than that you'd never notice.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Has a one-sided friendship with Claptrap. Claptrap considers him a good friend while Hammerlock despises the little bastard and says that his voice kills his brain cells.

!Claptrap
''[[Characters/{{Borderlands}} See the character page for the first Borderlands]]''

!Michael Mamaril
!!!Voiced by Chad Cline

A Vault Hunter who can randomly be encountered in Sanctuary, usually around the shops or the Crimson Raider headquarters.

* {{Badass}}: He's a Vault Hunter like you. This means that either he's survived for years on Pandora while fighting Jack's army, or he survived Jack's attempts to lure and kill Vault Hunters.
* CoolShades: Wears a pair of mirrored sunglasses.
* NiceGuy: The fact that he just so happens to keep level-appropriate blue (and sometimes purple) weapons with him just to hand them off to you quickly makes him an endearing character.
* {{Tuckerization}}: He's based on a fan of the original Borderlands who died before the release of the game.

!Crazy Earl
''[[Characters/{{Borderlands}} See the character page for the first Borderlands]]''

!Hodunk Clan

A clan of the [[DeepSouth Pandoran equivalent to stereotypical rednecks]] with all the UnfortunateImplications intact.

* DeepSouth: Apparently their neck of the Dust is the Pandora equivalent. These guys leave no stereotype unturned, either. Playing the banjo, living in trailers, driving race cars...
* SouthernFriedGenius[=/=]IdiotSavant: Surprisingly. Despite all the genetic disorders and physical and mental development issues, the Hodunk clan are innate technological geniuses. They even run their own family race track.
* TooDumbToLive: They never seem to realize that the same people that they're hiring to go after the Zafords are the same people that the Zafords are hiring to go after them. That or they don't care.

!!Jimbo "Papa" Hodunk
!!!Voiced by Ian Sinclair

* BerserkButton: The sheer mention of Moxxi and her kids sends him into a gibbering rage since he sees them as traitors.
* DisappearedDad: Is vaguely implied to be Scooter's father, but since Scooter's been kicked out of the clan it's doubtful he has much of a presence in his life.
* EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped: [old coot gibberish]
* HandicappedBadass: He's missing his left leg and is normally confined to a wheelchair, but he still personally takes part in the final battle against the Zafords, riding on Tector's shoulders.
* TheUnintelligible: Everything he says has to be translated by another member of the Hodunk clan.

!!Tector Hodunk
!!!Voiced by Joel [=McDonald=]

* {{Gonk}}: Probably the most unusual looking human NPC in the game, if not the ugliest.
* TranslatorBuddy: To his own father.
* TurnsRed: If you kill his father, Tector turns into "Grieving Tector". It's sort of like making a Goliath mad, except he doesn't regenerate health.

!Zaford Clan
!!!Both voiced by ChuckHuber

A clan of Irishmen who run their own pub, the Holy Spirits, near the town of Overlook.

* FightingIrish: Irishmen obsessed with fighting the Hodunk clan. "I pay in blood, booze, and ''bullets''!"
* {{Oireland}}: Shamelessly. Lots of alcohol, ridiculous accents, and ''sooo'' much green.
* TooDumbToLive: Like their rivals, they don't seem to realize that the same folks that they're hiring are the same ones being hired by their enemies. That or they don't care.

!!Mick Zaford

* {{Invisibility}}: Mick is probably the first human enemy you'll see with a cloak, so be wary.
* NiceHat: Wears a snazzy bowler.
* PapaWolf: His response to the Hodunks killing his son is to have the vault hunter go and burn them alive in their trailers, and he has enough when Lucky's wake is crashed.

!!Peter Zaford

* TheDutifulSon: To hear him tell it.
* HearingVoices: Or more specifically, a single voice.
* {{Leprechaun}}: Not a typical example. He's short and the family's bagman, but he's called a leprechaun. When fought, he teleports around the room as if by magic, and can drop a relic called the Pot O'Gold.
* TheUnfavorite: What he thinks himself to be. It's unknown if it's true or just a result of his insanity, but Mick does seem torn up over his death.

!Overlook
Residents of the small town of Overlook, they are all confined to their homes due to suffering from a brain disease called the skull-shivers. The disease was brought on by Hyperion's mining operations, and the company has since taken over the town and terrorized the already suffering citizens.

* {{Hikikomori}}: The whole town, but not the usual case. They're all house bound due to a "curfew" enforced by Hyperion. Should they "break" it, one of the citizens will get executed via [[LudicrousGibs the Grinder]]. In the worst case scenario, the nearby Hyperion base has a mortar aimed towards the town.

!!Karima

* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: Sure, Dave was a total asshole, but did he really deserve to ''die''? Not to mention that she kills him with a giant freaking siege mortar (which Hyperion, naturally, felt was a reasonable means of enforcing curfew), and all Dave had was a crappy little corrugated steel shack, hanging precariously off a cliff.]]
** Of course, considering that [[spoiler:Dave took the battery from their medical dispenser to power their clock, he was an actual danger to the town.]]
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: One of the nicest people on Pandora, which is saying something.
* MeaningfulName: Take the "I" out and you get "karma". [[spoiler:Guess what happens to Dave.]]
* [[spoiler:TheDogBitesBack: Dave gets his comeuppance for all his sexist jerkass remarks.]]
* UnexpectedSuccessor: She was formerly a computer programmer and only became the mayor of Overlook after the previous one died.

!!Dave

* [[spoiler:AndThereWasMuchRejoicing]]: Specifically, on the part of Karima.
-->'''Karima''': ''"Do you know the best part about Dave? [[spoiler:He's dead.]]"''
* AssholeVictim: He's a sexist jerk no one in Overlook even likes. [[spoiler:You really can't blame Karima for having him murdered.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Without a doubt.
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Karima has you test out the new shield surrounding Overlook... but not before having Dave killed.]]
* StayInTheKitchen: Loves making sexist comments towards Karima and how as a woman she can't do anything right.
* TooDumbToLive: Takes the battery out from the medical dispenser to power the clock. As in, the medical dispenser that sells medicine the town desperately needs.
* UngratefulBastard: If you give him the medicine for skull-shivers, he simply calls you a skag-licker.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bandits]]

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!Captain Flynt
!!''Burn, Baby, Burn''
!!!Voiced by Joel [=McDonald=]

* AnchorsAway: He carries an anchor as his melee weapon, fitting for the captain of a ship. He pounds it against the ground to create huge shockwaves if he wants to create some distance.
* AvengingTheVillain: Averted. He doesn't seem very torn up about his brother's death in the first game. Then again, he doesn't seem to know who is responsible.
** In cut dialog however, he states that he has a bounty out on whomever killed his brother. He also clarifies that Baron Flynt's first name is literally Baron.
* BadBoss: He loves to hurt people, and since his ship is frozen in place at the moment the only people in reach are his own men. So, uh, guess what he does.
* HeavyMetalUmlaut: As seen above, his BossSubtitles use these. Over the "n"s, too, so it's a SpinalTap thing.
* [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep His Name Really Is Captain]]: The official strategy guide confirms that his first name actually is "Captain" and lampshades the Flynt family's odd naming methods. According to him, [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude his parents were douchebags]].
* InsistentTerminology: Forgetting the "Captain" is a good way to get him to torture you. Not that he needs much of an excuse to do that.
* {{Pirate}}: Ostensibly, he and his men are this, but with their ship stuck on the Southern Shelf they obviously have to find other ways to entertain themselves.
* PyroManiac: His ship has a giant dragon head attached that breathes fire, the arena you fight him on has several vents that shoot out fire, he uses an incendiary pistol to fight you, and he likes to cover himself in flames. As such, he's also highly resistant to fire damage.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Seriously, call him Captain Flynt. You have little excuse not to, though, since it's both a title ''and'' his first name.
* TortureTechnician: Really likes his torture, especially if Claptrap is the one on the receiving end.

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!Boom-Bewm
!!''Boom... and his brother Bewm''
!!!Voiced by EricVale

* {{BFG}}: Boom begins the fight on a huuuuge cannon aptly named "Big Bertha". After shooting it enough, he'll get down and fight you directly.
* DualBoss: Boom mans the cannon, while Bewm flies around on a jetpack.
* FlunkyBoss: Defeating one of them causes Psychos to spawn in pairs periodically until the other one's dead.
* JetPack: They don't seem to grant full flight, but boost jumps quite a bit.
* MadBomber: They're complete nutjobs who love warship cannons and grenades. Both also use Torgue shotguns when on foot.
* PostApunkalypticArmor: The pair of them are the first armored bandits the player sees (and the only ones in the first playthrough), and their armor is clearly made of scrap metal welded together.
* SiblingTeam: "Boom-Bewm" is the team of explosives expert Boom and his midget shotgunner brother Bewm.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "Light the fuses, bitches!"
* VerbalTic: Boom loves saying the word "boom!" Claptrap lampshades this out after you defeat him.

!Flanksteak
!!!Voiced by JohnSwasey

The leader of the Bloodshot bandits that antagonize the town of Sanctuary.

* ComicallySmallBribe: Inverted: Comically Small Ransom. He captures Roland and tries to ransom him to Hyperion for millions of dollars, but Hyperion would much rather send killer robots than pay money. Flanksteak keeps trying to lower the bid on the ransom, until it's just twenty bucks.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Flanksteak is fond of really graphic and esoteric threats.
* [[spoiler:TheUnfought: Flanksteak is never fought or even seen in person, even when you storm Bloodshot headquarters; apparently he was killed when Handsome Jack sent Hyperion forces to kidnap Roland.]]

!Face [=McShooty=]
-->''"SHOOT ME IN THE FACE! IN THE FAAACE! NOT ON THE ARM, NOT ON THE SPINE, IN THE FAAAAACE!!!"''

A member of the Slabs clan of bandits you encounter on Thousand Cuts. Face [=McShooty=] just wants you to shoot him in the face. Played by ChrisCarson.

* DeathSeeker: He ''really'' wants you to shoot him in the face.
* FamousLastWords: "THANK YOU!"
* LargeHam: He screams everything he says to you with extreme glee.
-->'''Face:''' ''"SHOOT ME IN THE FACE! IN THE FAAACE! NOT ON THE ARM, NOT ON THE SPINE, IN THE FAAAAACE!!!"''
* MadeOfIron: Shooting him in the face is the ''only'' way to kill him. Shooting him elsewhere just angers him.
* MeaningfulName: His name is exactly what he wants you to do to him.
* NoIndoorVoice[=/=]MotorMouth: Doesn't shut up about how he wants you to shoot him in the face.
* OverlyLongGag: Did we mention he wants you to shoot him in the face?
* SophisticatedAsHell
-->"I NOTICE YOU DIDN'T SHOOT ME IN THE FACE YET! CURIOUS AS TO WHY! If you are pondering the moral pros and cons of it, let me assure you that OHMYGODJUSTSHOOTMEINTHEFACE!!!"
* SuicideByCop: Doesn't want to shoot himself in the face. Wants ''you'' to shoot him in the face.
* TalkativeLoon: Hoo boy.
-->"IT HAS TO HAPPEN! HNNNG! FACEY FACEY FACE FACE! TIRED OF WAITING! NO MORE WAITING! NEED A FACESHOT! BOOM! SQUISH! YAY!
-->"AT THE SOUND OF THE BELL IT WILL BE FACESHOOTING O'CLOCK! BONG! KNOCK KNOCK! WHO'S THERE? SHOOT ME IN THE FACE! END OF JOKE!
* [[ZeroEffortBoss Zero Effort Side-Quest]]: You just gotta shoot him in the face.
** Lampshaded by the achievement for the mission: "Well, That Was Easy".

!Flesh-Stick

A Psycho bandit who is encountered in the Tundra Express. Tiny Tina wants you to "invite" him as the "guest of honor" for her tea party....

* AssholeVictim: He thoroughly ''deserves'' what Tina does to him.
* AxCrazy: Being a Psycho automatically qualifies him, though he's saner than most.
* ElectricTorture: Tina repeatedly zaps him while the tea party progresses, culminating in him being ''vaporized''.
* KickTheDog: He actively taunts Tina over the deaths of her parents when she's holding the tea party.
* NotSoDifferent: He compares Tina to himself, saying that the deaths of her parents made her ''strong''.
* VillainousBreakdown: He goes from angrily threatening Tina to taunting rants to pathetically begging for his life within a matter of minutes.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hyperion]]

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!Handsome Jack
!!!Voiced by DameonClarke

The main antagonist of ''Borderlands 2''. After taking over the Hyperion corporation (via strangulation of his boss), Jack has made it his goal to "bring order" to Pandora by wiping out every undesirable on the planet. To do this, he needs what is inside the second Vault, and is having his armies drill into the planet and mine Eridum for this purpose.

He isn't very nice, to say the least.

* [[spoiler:AbusiveParent: Keeps his daughter Angel locked up and pumped full of Eridium because her Siren powers can power the Vault key. She's been that way for so long that cutting the Eridium flow would kill her, so she literally has no release but death from her torment.]]
* ArmCannon: In his boss fight, his two wristwatches become laser cannons.
* AuthorAvatar: Burch pretty much describes Handsome Jack as all the pent up rage he has with humanity except he is "handsome".
** [[SelfDeprecation Considering all the negative traits about him...]]
*** For bonus points, Anthony Burch played a body double of Handsome Jack... [[BadBadActing amazingly dully]].
* BadassNormal: The few times he steps into the field himself, he proves himself capable of handling quite a few threats through merely anticipating others actions.
* BadBoss: It ''sucks'' to work for Hyperion. Seriously, he makes the Atlas Bosses look nice by comparison. He even treats Blake, Hyperion's vice-president and his long-time personal lackey, more as a butler than anything.
* BeneathTheMask: A sidequest, 'Get To Know Jack', reveals several ''very'' interesting things about his past, and makes the motivations behind his behaviour as clear as day. [[spoiler:He was a minor 'code monkey' until he led Hyperion to the Eridium on Pandora, and he's certainly not handsome under that mask... he has a weird scar on his face with more than a passing resemblance to the Vault symbol and he's blind in his left eye.]]
* BerserkButton:
** [[spoiler: His unnamed wife, and Angel apparently killing her with her Siren powers.]] Bad enough that when an aide mentions it offhand, Jack immediately begins strangling ([[InsistentTerminology not choking]]) the man to death.
** A more subtle one: profanity and littering. He regularly mandates ''death'' for both of these offenses. The only ones who get away with it are [[spoiler: Angel]] and [[{{Hypocrite}} himself]].
* BigBad: Technically of both games, due to [[spoiler:being behind the unsealing of the first Vault]]. He's also the villain of Tiny Tina's RPG campaign as The Handsome Sorcerer.
* BigNo: [[spoiler:When the Warrior is defeated.]]
* BigStupidDoodooHead: The scene where he considers naming his diamond pony "Butt Stallion" and "Piss-for-Brains" in "honor" of the Vault Hunters being the prime example. [[spoiler:It's part of his ObfuscatingStupidity, and goes away in favor of much sharper barbs after he drops the act.]]
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: He considers anyone that opposes him a "bandit", regardless of whether or not they actually are bandits or simply people in his way.
* BreadAndCircuses: He implements a particularly wasteful example of this in Opportunity. People are evidently paid to be in the city and people willing to listen to his mural of BlatantLies get a sizable tax refund.
* TheCaligula: While he's definitely brilliant, and HAS to be a good businessman to run an intergalactic multi-trillion dollar MegaCorp, he's also a deranged sociopath that [[WouldHurtAChild killed a random Hyperion worker's kids]] ForTheEvulz, and that's not even the limit of his insanity. Some of the stuff he spends corporate money on, by the way, is a bit...[[ConspicuousConsumption questionable]], such as a Turbo-Mansion, (Don't ask. We don't know.) a (living) pony made of diamonds, and the city of Opportunity which, from a city planner's perspective is not that big or planned out all that well.
* CatchPhrase: "Heeeeey, Handsome Jack here!"
* ClassicVillain: Representing {{pride}}, {{greed}} and eventually wrath as he undergoes a VillainousBreakdown.
* ConspicuousConsumption: He spends his money on... odd things.
* ConsummateLiar: Of the "Truth Twister" variety. He has no trouble misleading, telling the part of the truth he wants you to hear, or telling his own incredibly biased version of the truth. However, almost everything he says [[spoiler: except about his grandmother]] is pretty much true.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He took over Hyperion, declared himself Dictator of Pandora, blocked the light by building a base right in front of the planet's moon, and claimed credit for the finding of The Vault and [[spoiler: the slaying of The Destroyer]].
** As seen in the game intro: he tricks potential Vault Hunters into coming to Pandora, then has them killed after they board his monorails.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He is well aware of how much of a threat an independent Siren would be to his plans, judging from his [[OhCrap reaction]] to learning of Maya's existence.
** He also doesn't buy that [[spoiler:Lilith died during the fall of New Haven (he's right)]], and sends out a group of assassins to track down evidence that [[spoiler:she's still alive]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Boy, is he ever.
-->'''Jack:''' I can actually see why you'd want to tear that particular statue down. Clearly, you are illiterate and the image of me enjoying a good book just makes your head hurt something awful.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: Everything Jack's ever done [[spoiler:since he was a code monkey and murdered his way to the top of Hyperion]] was so he could awake [[spoiler:The Warrior]] and use it to take over... Only, he really didn't need to. He was already the leader of the most powerful and successful corporation in the galaxy since the demise of Atlas. Yet all the atrocities, all the death is so he could amass even more power and put everyone under his heel.
** DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: While in his eyes, it's [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans the other way around]], judging by Opportunity his vision of Utopia is simply a society that all but outright deifies him and enforced by [[AllCrimesAreEqual the death sentence for such crimes as littering or "verbal" littering]].
* DirtyCoward: According to Angel, Jack is a coward who relies on backstabbing and minions to do his dirty work and will not deal with problems personally without overwhelming manpower (Wilhelm to be exact). [[spoiler:However, after Angel's death, he wants nothing more than to kill the Vault Hunters with his bare hands and will fight them himself, albeit with plenty of back-up.]]
* DoNotCallMePaul: It is implied that his real name is John, but he ''really'' doesn't like to be called by that name. Either that, or [[AccidentalMisnaming Jack is his real name and Mr. Tassiter never bothered to get his name right]].
** If the latter, he does the same thing to his Vice President.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He has no real understanding of the concept of "good". In his eyes, being a hero means being rich and powerful enough to kill anyone who opposes you.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Played with.
** [[spoiler: Subverted when he sends the Vault Hunters to check up on his grandmother, and seems genuinely worried. Once you get there and find she's been murdered by bandits, Jack reveals that he's the one who hired the bandits to kill her, and sent you to her house just so you would kill the bandits so he wouldn't have to pay them.]]
** Played straight with [[spoiler: Angel]], which makes how he [[spoiler: treats his daughter all the worse. He becomes genuinely and completely terrified when Angel begs you to kill her, and repeatedly begs you to stop and pleads with Angel. After she dies, he refuses to take any responsibility for her death, blaming you for killing her and calling off the bounty on your head so he can kill you himself, apparently not understanding that the horrible things he was doing to Angel led to her suicide-by-Vault-Hunter.]]
** Zigzagged in regards to his girlfriend, the Sheriff. [[spoiler:After you kill her, he actually seems ''surprised'' that he's "a little pissed off" that his girlfriend's dead.]]
* TheEvilGenius: Jack designed several of the most powerful weapons in the Hyperion arsenal, and [[spoiler: designed the collars that control both Angel and Lilith]]. Before becoming the President of Hyperion, he was also [[spoiler: a "code-monkey"]] who controlled Hyperion space-deployment assets.
* EvilIsPetty: Evidently Jack has nothing better to do with his time than to annoy the Vault Hunters with insults, threats and otherwise just bragging about how awesome he is.
** [[spoiler:Or he's purposely pestering the Vault Hunters into trusting Angel more. By infuriating them further and further, the Vault Hunters start developing a worse and worse grudge against Jack and become more willing to follow Angel's direction (since she seems to oppose Jack). If this is the case, this shoots him straight into ManipulativeBastard territory.]]
** As the game progresses he gets more and more serious, with his ECHO transmissions only coming when you catch his attention or he gets ''angry''. At the same time, he upgrades from taunting you to gradually mounting determination to kill you to eventually screaming in periodic outbursts of fury.
* FatalFlaw: {{Greed}}, always demanding more, and {{Pride}}, making him too egomaniacal to stop.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's well spoken and charismatic, but he's also a petty, sociopathic monster who does nothing but verbally abuse you in conversations.
* {{Fiction 500}}: Jack has money and he has no qualms with taunting you abut it. Early on he calls you up just to tell you that he bought a pony. Made of ''diamonds''. 'Cause he's ''rich''. Later you can find an audio log where he tells some bandits that if they can find Lilith for him, he'll pay them enough money to build a mansion "made of other, smaller mansions."
** The pony isn't a diamond sculpture either. It's an actual living pony made of diamond. He names it "Butt Stallion", in honor of the Vault Hunters.
* FlunkyBoss: When he does directly fight the player, he makes ample use of his illusory decoys and body doubles to confuse and attack the player.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** [[spoiler: Regarding the truth behind Angel.]] During the "Assassinate the Assassins" quest, ECHO logs reveal that he knows that only 6 Sirens can exist in the universe at any given time, and he already directly knows three. Lets see... Lilith, Maya, and...
** During the same quest, he claims he can handle Lilith, while the bandits will just get themselves killed. [[spoiler:This is because he has a SlaveCollar he can use to control Sirens]].
* ForTheEvulz: Sometimes it seems his motives to do things are solely for this.
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:According to a late-game mission, as a child Jack lived with a highly abusive grandmother who used a ''buzzsaw'' as a disciplinary tool.]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:An ECHO log you pick up reveals that he was a small-time coder before he decided to usurp power]].
* GiverOfLameNames: Aside from Butt Stallion, Jack is the reason why Hyperion guns use corporate buzzwords. The Sheriff even acknowledges the fact that he's terrible at naming things, stating that were it up to him Lynchwood would be New New Haven.
* GloryHound: Most, if not all, of Jack's fame is ill-gotten. Technology that made him rich is stolen, and it's even suspected [[spoiler:that he stole the face he's currently got, because it's just so handsome.]]
** [[spoiler:Subverted with the first Vault. He had Angel lead the Vault Hunters in the first game to the first Vault. So while he doesn't deserve credit for actually facing and killing the Destroyer, he did have a major role in its death in leading the Hunters there.]]
* AGodAmI: Some unused dialog has him talking about how he has plans to use The Warrior to achieve godhood via galactic conquest.
-->"Y'know what? Call me old-fashioned but... being a god sounds like a helluva lotta fun!"
* [[spoiler:GoodScarsEvilScars: Under that mask, he has a giant Vault symbol burned across his entire face, [[EyeScream including one of his eyes]].]]
* HeroAntagonist: Thinks he is this, but he is most decidedly isn't. He thinks the heroes are the bad guys and he might have a point with a few of them. He also may have a point with the entire planet being chaotic in needing order, but fascist order might be pushing it.
-->'''Jack:''' ARGH, this is so frustrating, see, this is what I don't get about you bad guys. You know the hero is going to win, but you just don't die quickly!
* HeroBall: Related to the above: He is so convinced that he's the hero that he will occasionally do stupid things because "[[ContractualGenreBlindness that's what heroes do.]]" Such as when he tortures [[spoiler:Tannis]], but lets her live, thinking he's being "merciful."
* [[spoiler: HeroKiller: He kills Helena Pierce off-screen, blows up Bloodwing, and then kills Roland.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: He views [[spoiler:Angel's suicide-by-vault-hunter]] as the the murder of an innocent girl, and regularly calls the Vault Hunters "child-killers" after it happens, but he himself has implicitly, and in one case very explicitly, killed children, including those of his ''own employees''. In addition, he ruthlessly mocks [[spoiler:Helena Pierce's facial scars]], in spite of the fact that [[spoiler:he himself is scarred under his mask.]] Also, despite disliking his former boss calling him John, [[MaliciousMisnaming he does the same thing when referring to Jeffery Blake as "Jimmy"]]. And, as mentioned above, he considers death a perfectly suitable punishment for swearing and often chastises [[spoiler:Angel]] for doing so. This does not stop him from throwing the odd swear word around.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Sees himself as the hero of his own epic, and couldn't care less about what happens to anyone else [[spoiler:other than perhaps his daughter Angel]].
* ItsPersonal: The death of [[spoiler:his daughter]] does not go over well.
-->'''Jack:''' ''(on the planet-wide ECHO)''People of Pandora... [[spoiler:my daughter]] is... dead. Murdered. By [[spoiler:the Vault Hunter]]. So I've decided -- I am rescinding the bounty on [[spoiler:the Vault Hunter]]. If I find out that anyone killed them, I will hunt you down, and spend the rest of your life making you regret denying me my vengeance.
* InsistentTerminology: He likes to strangle people. Not choke, strangle.
-->'''Jack:''' No no, Jimmy, choking is what happens when you eat too fast. As I'm CRUSHING Mister Moorin's windpipe with my gold watch chain, what I'm actually doing is referred to as strangling.
* {{Jerkass}}: And that's the ''nicest'' way to describe him.
* JigsawPuzzlePlot: Par for the course in ''Borderlands'', Handsome Jack's history and motivations are hazy at best and must be pieced together from audio logs and testimony. Handsome Jack himself reveals some interesting tidbits, but then again [[UnreliableNarrator Jack is a proven manipulator with severe cognitive dissonance]].
* KnightTemplar: Utterly convinced that he is doing the right thing by trying to kill "bandits" (read: anyone on Pandora who opposes him) and imposing a fascist state of pure order and obedience to him.
** [[spoiler: KnightTemplarParent]]: [[spoiler: When Angel is trying to kill herself, he screams at her that everything he's done - all the people he's manipulated, all the bandits he's killed - has been to protect her. She is...not amused.]]
* LaughablyEvil: Is incredibly petty and vain, leading to amusing sections where you hear about the pointless crap he uses his power for.
-->'''Jack:''' Just bought a pony made of diamonds, because I'm rich. So, you know. That's cool.
* LaughingMad: [[spoiler:Occasionally breaks out into maniacal laughter during the fight against the Warrior - another illustration of how much [[VillainousBreakdown he's lost it by this point]].]]
* [[spoiler: TheManBehindTheMan: After the player dispatches of Wilhelm, it is revealed that Jack manipulated the player and the Raiders into going after the Vault Key directly, with the help of Angel, who orchestrated Roland & Co.'s hunt for the vault during the events of the [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} first game]].]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Loves using people to further his ends, then offing them for shits and giggles. He tried it with the Vault Hunters but failed. [[spoiler:Or so one thinks at first glance. Turns out he was using the Angel the entire time to control the Vault Hunters.]]
* MirrorBoss: When you finally get to fight him, you expect him to climb into some big robot. Nope, he fights you, man to man, as a strange mix of ''all four initial classes at once.''
* MismatchedEyes: His right eye is blue; the left is green. [[spoiler: Although the left eye is part of the mask. His real left eye is also blue, but is severely milky/fogged over.]]
* [[spoiler:MommyIssues: He has "deep-seeded" grandmother issues. It's implied that she was abusive towards him, if the "disiplinary" buzz-axe in her house is anything to go by...]]
* MoralMyopia: Paired with ItsAllAboutMe, he doesn't seem to understand that other people are even ''people''. If you kill his girlfriend, the Sheriff of Lynchwood, he's less upset and more ''surprised'' that he's upset. [[spoiler:But the death of his daughter--even though technically it was suicide--is what finally makes him declare ItsPersonal]]. This is even worse than it sounds because it's clear that the attempts to convince you he's done a good a good thing [[spoiler: for Angel,]] as well as the fear, sense of loss and rage he goes through as the event plays out are ''genuine,'' which means he is literally incapable of understanding how horrible a [[spoiler: father and]] person he is.
* {{Narcissist}}: Extends far beyond his self-aggrandizing handle.
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:He blames the Vault Hunters for Angel's death, refusing to acknowledge the fact that he drove her into desiring death]].
* ObfuscatingStupidity[=/=]ObfuscatingInsanity: He acts crazy and psycho/sociopathic, but in hindsight is clearly doing it all on purpose to manipulate the Vault Hunters. Well, at least until he snaps.
* OlderThanTheyLook: While he looks to be roughly mid-30's, [[spoiler:Jack is at least old enough to have a daughter in her late-teens at the least]]. According to Moxxi, he dabbles in plastic surgery quite a bit.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[spoiler:After Angel's death, Jack rescinds the bounty on the Vault Hunters as he wants to kill them himself. It's also the reason why the New-U stations still work for them.]]
* [[spoiler: PapaWolf]]: Extremely protective of [[spoiler: Angel]], which just makes [[spoiler: all the horrible things he's done to her even ''worse''. He goes so far as to rescind the bounty on you after she commits suicide with your help, just to kill you personally. The fact that she's a LivingMacguffin and necessary for him to open the Vault is a big factor, but he does love her in his own twisted way, and doesn't seem to understand the abuse he put her through lead to her desperately wanting to die.]]
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: [[ItsAllAboutMe In his own head]]. Jack sees himself as TheHero and has no problem pointing out the [[AntiHero Vault Hunters']] more dubious actions, while at other times casually joking about ''worse'' crimes he's committed against Pandora's "bandit" citizens.
* PsychopathicManchild: Type C. Despite being the powerful CEO of an NGOSuperpower that presumably spans several galaxies, he insists on randomly calling up the Vault Hunters just to hurl insults at them.
* RedRightHand: The face-mask that he wears. [[spoiler:Upon defeating him, it can be looted from him and be worn by the characters.]]
* RefugeInAudacity: He took over his company not because he was the smartest (he's clearly ''not'', and he's way too sloppy to properly run a company), nor even because he got a hot tip that Pandora was about to turn into an Eridium bonanza (though that helped), but because he's so ''audacious'' and ''violent'' that the pencil-pushers at the top of the company have no idea how to respond to him other than to cower in fear. He literally [[InsistentTerminology strangles]] people to death in his own board room and has children of his own employees executed in passing because one of them brings up a minor problem with one of his plans.
* SealedEvilInACan: Wants to release one, the Warrior, from a Vault and control it.
* [[spoiler:ShutUpHannibal: After you defeat The Warrior, a bloody Handsome Jack starts going on a last, desperate BreakingSpeech. The game actually doesn't kill him off, it gives you the honors of choosing what weapon you wish to use to kill him.]]
** Of course, [[spoiler:if you wait a while after he's done ranting, Lilith will offer do the honors]].
* SkunkStripe: Has a streak of white hair on the left side of his head. [[spoiler:It's an indicator to his actual age]].
* SmugSnake: Manipulates everyone in the game to get his hands on The Warrior, but his downfall comes from his complete assurance that he can [[spoiler:control Angel]] and stop [[{{Badass}} Badasses]] like the Vault Hunters.
* TheSociopath: Handsome Jack has all the qualifications for this. He doesn't care about anyone and uses everyone for his own ends and is incredibly impulsive, [[spoiler: except he's really more of a subversion than anything else. While he's no less evil than the average example, he displays remarkable long-term planning and *is* actually capable of genuine emotion that surprises even himself.]]
* TortureTechnician: It's made clear by several characters, including Jack himself that Jack relishes torturing his enemies and giving them as painful a death as possible. [[spoiler:When Lilith is captured, he took advantage of her Eridium-induced HealingFactor by stabbing the hell out of her.]]
* {{Troll}}: He is constantly taunting and belittling the Vault Hunters, but a number of his later barbs, like the the jokes he cracks relating to the deaths of [[spoiler:Bloodwing]] and later [[spoiler:Roland]], are just cruel for their own sake.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He even has his own propaganda service thanks to Hunter Hellquist. Although it's Inverted at least on Pandora, where everyone knows that whatever he has published is [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating absolute bullcrap.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Once you [[spoiler:kill his daughter]], he ''really'' starts to lose it. The full extent of his breakdown kicks in at the grand finale [[spoiler: and leads into ''another one'' when the Warrior is defeated.]]
-->'''Handsome Jack:''' No, no, no...[[spoiler: I can't die like this]]...not when I'm so close... and not at the hands of a filthy bandit! I could've saved this planet! I could have actually restored order! I wasn't [[spoiler: supposed to die]] at the hands of a [[spoiler:child-killing]] psychopath! You're a savage! You're a maniac! You are a bandit AND I AM A GODDAMN HERO! [[spoiler: The Warrior was practically a God. How- HOW in the hell have you killed my Warrior?]] You idiots! [[spoiler: The Warrior could have]] brought peace to this planet! No more dangerous creatures! No more bandits! Pandora- could have been PARADISE!
** Jack has several other breakdowns as the game progresses. The sidequest "Statuesque" even opens with him calmly taunting you and gradually becoming angrier and angrier, eventually screaming at you and shouting "HERE'S YOUR PRIZE!" while launching Super Badass Loaders. He also gets ''extremely'' pissed at the end of "Bright Lights, Flying City" when he realizes Angel is [[spoiler: disobeying his orders to stop helping you.]]
-->'''Handsome Jack''': Send in the Constructors, I want those bastards dead ''now!'' (...) I'm sending EVERYTHING I have at you. '''Everything!'''
* VillainsNeverLie: Jack rarely tells an ''outright'' lie. He loves to distort the truth, lie via omission, or simply spin his extremely twisted view of reality, but out-and-out lying is very rare - which makes the moments when he does do it all the more potent.
* VisionaryVillain: Dreams of a Pandora cleaned of bandits and instead serving as a bright shining beacon of civilization. Of course, "bandit" is "anyone who doesn't bow down and worship him" and "civilization" includes laws mandating death for littering, profanity, or complaining about the laws (which is considered verbal littering).
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Seems to be able to track you over your journey through his info network, and will regularly call you up to berate and insult you.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Deconstructed. His intentions to clean up Pandora are good, but the means he uses pushes him are horrible. This is assuming he even wants to clean up Pandora out of something remotely resembling altruism, instead of so he can say how awesome he is for cleaning up Pandora, which would be entirely in-character.
* WouldHurtAChild: In addition to [[spoiler:enslaving Angel as a child]], he's not above the outright murder of children - Sir Hammerlock mentions so, and an ECHO recording heavily implies that he had a Hyperion colleague's children killed for pointing out that Opportunity is FascistButInefficient.
* WrongGenreSavvy: As noted above, he believes he's the hero and at least one ECHO message he sends you suggests he believes his victory is assured simply because the hero is supposed to win while the bad guys die. [[spoiler: It thus comes as something of a shock to him when he loses.]]

!The Sheriff
!!!Voiced by StephanieYoung

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Sheriff]] of Lynchwood, a Hyperion-controlled town on Pandora. She is the current girlfriend of Handsome Jack, and was given the city as an anniversary present.

* AllCrimesAreEqual: In her case, it's not for morality's sake. She just likes hanging people.
* DarkActionGirl: Loves killing bandits so much that she reduced the town, Lynchwood, to poverty just to hunt them down.
** DarkMistress: She's also Handsome Jack's girlfriend.
* ForTheEvulz: Why is she evil? She thinks it's fun.
* HangingJudge: They don't call the town "Lynchwood" for nothing.
* KickTheDog: When Brick was captured, she tried to torture him, but he didn't break. So she got his puppy and snapped its neck in front of him.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: According to Deputy Winger, she just came into town one day, declared herself Sheriff and put the town under martial law.
* ShowdownAtHighNoon: Challenges the player to a duel. In actuality it's an ambush since she "duels" you from a high vantage point and surrounds herself with her marshals.
* SpaceWestern: She's obsessed with Westerns. She even challenges the player to a duel.
* [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything The Sheriff Who Doesn't Do Anything]]: Despite her position, The Sheriff doesn't seem to do much when it comes to actually protecting Lynchwood from bandits considering that the town is absolutely lousy with them.
* WorthyOpponent: She respects the Vault Hunters as fellow gunslingers. [[spoiler: Though it doesn't prevent her from being a FlunkyBoss.]]
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: After defeating her, the player is informed that they are now the new Sheriff of Lynchwood.

!Wilhelm
!!!Voiced by ToddHaberkorn

Wilhelm is a Hyperion cyborg who [[TheDragon serves]] [[BigBad Handsome Jack]], and who nearly defeated the original Vault Hunters after the events of Borderlands.

* TheDragon: To Handsome Jack
* TheDreaded: Angel is often worried about his possible intervention. [[spoiler:When he does she can only mutter "[[OhCrap Oh dear...]]".]]
* MookLieutenant: He's pretty much a regular henchmen, but serves as Jack's [[TheHeavy Heavy]] in the story.
* OneManArmy: Is stated to have single handedly won the battle of New Haven for Hyperion and defeated the all of the four original Vault Hunters without breaking a sweat.
* [[spoiler:ThisCannotBe: How he reacts to losing a fight against the player characters. "This is literally impossible!"]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: According to cut dialog, [[spoiler:not only did he volunteer to lose to the Vault Hunters, Jack had him poisoned prior to his boss battle.]]

!Hunter Hellquist

The DJ of ''This Just In!'', a radio show that serves as Hyperion's main propaganda machine. He constantly broadcasts the events of the main story, but always in a way that demonizes the Vault Hunters and makes Handsome Jack seem like the good guy. [[spoiler:Late in the game, Mordecai finally has enough of it and orders you to take him off the air. Permanently.]]

* PropagandaMachine: Constantly lies about you and the crimson raiders, to make raving sociopath Jack look good and you look bad.
* StrawmanNewsMedia: Runs a combination of Type 1 and Type 2 for Hyperion.
* {{Tuckerization}}: Partially named after Paul Hellquist, the creative director of the game.
* WrittenByTheWinners: He's basically drafting Hyperion's version of the events of the game as they occur.

!Vice President Blake
''[[Characters/{{Borderlands}} See the character page for the first Borderlands]]''. He does not appear in the second game except for ECHO's and recordings.

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!The Warrior

Much like the Destroyer, the Warrior is an ancient monstrosity sealed away in a Vault. However, whereas the Destroyer was an otherworldly entity that was sealed away by the Eridians, the Warrior is a bio-superweapon of Eridian Origin. Handsome Jack plans to unleash the Warrior and use it to "cleanse" Pandora of what he considers to be "undesirables". [[spoiler:Near the end of the game, it is learned that the Warrior isn't ''sealed'' in the second Vault, it ''is'' the second Vault.]]

* AttackItsWeakPoint: The large glowing spot on its chest pretty much screams "HIT ME HERE!!!". In fact, there's a BadAss Rank challenge you can obtain by NOT attacking it's heart or mouth.
* BewareMyStingerTail: The Warrior's tail fires a beam that slags you, but it also uses it like a scorpion's stinger.
* FinalBoss: The last enemy you fight in the main campaign.
* ForgottenSuperWeapon: He's a left over bioweapon of the Eridians empire, buried for centuries.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Is a bioweapon dragon developed by an alien race.
* OurGryphonsAreDifferent: It's more or less a giant gryphon seemingly made of volcanic rock.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Zigzagged. It's sealed away, yes, but it turns out the Warrior ''is'' the can.]]
* SequelEscalation: The Destroyer, despite its huge health pool, was a StationaryBoss that only had a handful of attacks and roughly a third of it was composed of weakpoints. The Warrior, by contrast, constantly moves around the arena, has many different and hard hitting attacks, and its weakpoints are harder to target.
* ShieldedCoreBoss: You can blast off the cracked pieces on its chest to gain access to a nice big glowing critical hit zone. However, they regenerate every time it goes back in and out of the lava. There is also a Badass Challenge for killing it ''without'' doing this. Luckily its mouth is also a critical hit zone, although it's much harder to hit.

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[[folder:Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty]]

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!Shade
!!''Your new BFF''

The (only) resident of the town of Oasis. He's ''really'' happy to see another living person (who doesn't want to kill him).

* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He's strung up the corpses of residents and hooked them up to speakers to pretend that they're still alive.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: The last person alive in Oasis, he has since gone completely insane and is desperate to befriend the Vault Hunters.
* {{Gonk}}: Giant crooked teeth, puffy lips and an ever-present bit of spittle-foam dribbling out of his mouth, and an oversized head on a too-small neck.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Almost every other sentence he says involves praising the player and talking about how awesome they are in a desperate attempt to make them stay around just a little bit longer.
* LaughingMad: Does not take the revelation that there was an entire spring underneath Oasis all that well.
* MissionControl: For early story missions and side quests. He takes over again once Scarlett (inevitably) betrays you.
* NiceGuy: Is one of the few friendly people you'll meet in the DLC, and generally is just happy to talk with someone who doesn't want to kill him.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Looks exactly like [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Raoul Duke]].
* OfCorpseHesAlive: With everyone in Oasis but him dead, Shade pretends their strung-up bodies are still alive, even using tapes and speakers placed around the town to make them "talk". It's ridiculously transparent, but it's all he has.
* OralFixationFixation: That thing he's chewing on is a ''bottle rocket''.
* StepfordSmiler: Shade has an extremely toothy grin on his face at all times, and always sounds chipper and excited, but he's nothing if not miserable.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Everyone in Oasis is definitely alive, and '''''not''''' dead from thirst.

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!Captain Scarlett
!!''Will absolutely stab you in the back''
!!! Voiced by Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard

Your "ally" throughout the ''Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty'' DLC.

* AffablyEvil: Well, she is evil, but one might forget that she willingly killed children (she just thinks it's in bad taste to brag about it) when she praises your badassitude, thinks that you are a pretty amazing fighter, tells you straight to your face that she will betray you eventually, and when she loses the treasure, she doesn't have any hatred towards you and lets you go on your way to the treasure.
* BiTheWay: Scarlett is [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer yet another woman]] of the Borderlands who may ask you if Moxxi's said anything about them as random dialogue by talking to them.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Tried to backstab her best friend, Sandman, in which she learned a valuable lesson after the attempt failed.
-->'''Scarlett:''' Never betray your friends... until you're absolutely certain you have the upper hand.
* EyepatchOfPower: Wears an eyepatch to look more badass instead of getting a robotic eye.
* FluffyTamer: [[spoiler:Her pet Roscoe. The way she describes him makes him sound like a chubby BigFriendlyDog. Turns out he's a young ''Rakk Hive''.]]
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:Once you defeat Roscoe, she encourages you to proceed to the treasure yourself and states that you'll meet her again]].
* HookHand: Her cyborg hand has a hook on it instead of an actual hand.
* HypocriticalHumor: After you defeat her pet she drops her gun and tells you not to steal it ''because stealing is wrong'', if you do take it though he congratulates you for it.
* [[spoiler: KnowWhenToFoldEm: Runs like HECK when you defeat Roscoe, which is how she pulls her Karma Houdini]]
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:She manages to escape the Vault Hunters after they kill Roscoe]].
* MissionControl: Takes over for the bulk of the story missions after Shade, up until YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.
* NiceHat: Wears a nifty pirate hat
* APirate400YearsTooLate: It's the far flung future, and yet she acts an awfully like a pirate from the 1600s.
* PirateGirl: Is a good looking woman in a crew full of male pirates and bandits.
* PragmaticVillainy: Instead of initially competing against you, she wants to work with you until the location of the treasure is revealed.
* ReliableTraitor: Neither Scarlett nor the game itself makes any attempt to hide the fact that she's eventually going to turn on you. See her subtitle.
* SelfMadeOrphan: According to her official profile, she gutted her father [[AbusiveParents after he threw her out of a ship]], [[EyeScream causing the loss of her left eye in the process]].
* TheUnfought: She doesn't fight you directly, [[spoiler:instead riding upon Roscoe as she sics him on you.]]
** According to cut dialog, [[spoiler:the player was originally intended to kill her while Roscoe would be a raid boss]].
* VillainExitStageLeft: She just disappears [[spoiler: after you defeat Roscoe. She encourages you to kill the Leviathan right afterwards, but after that she is nowhere to be found]].
** VillainTeleportation: [[spoiler:She evidently has a personal teleporter.]]
* WorthyOpponent: What she sees the Vault Hunters as.

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!Sandman
!!''Totally the Brains of the Operation''

A midget pirate holding the second piece of Captain Blade's compass. Used to work with Scarlett, until she stabbed him in the back. Literally. The knife broke off and everything. She considers the whole event pretty embarrassing.

* AndYourLittleDogToo: As you near his lair in Hayter's Folly he chimes in on your ECHO and threatens to kill your friends and family. Scarlett notes that he can't possibly know where your family lives, making this a completely empty threat.
* BrainsAndBrawn: "Totally the brains of the operation", that operation being himself and his enforcer the Big Sleep.
* ContrivedCoincidence: After you kill him, Scarlett admits she has no idea where the third compass piece is. In the chest with the second piece, you find Sandman's diary, where he reveals he knows where the third is.
-->'''Scarlett:''' Well, that's convenient.
* MisterBig: As a consequence of being a midget pirate boss. Interestingly, nobody directly mentions his size except for him.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Scarlett is afraid of a one-on-one confrontation with him, and describes him as being very strong. He's also much, ''much'' tougher than just about any non-Loot midget in the game.

!Herbert
!!''[[StalkerWithACrush Just a little bit obsessed]]''

An old man enamored with Captain Scarlett in a most unhealthy way, and was, hence, kicked out of the crew. However, he's very knowledgable about Captain Blade's treasure and, in fact, knows where the fourth compass piece is.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Scarlett kicked him out of the crew for his creepy stalker tendencies.
* DirtyOldMan: Old man with a creepy obsession of the buxom Captain Scarlett.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Scarlett may be an amoral murderer, but this guy creeps her right out.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Quite literally, actually, when you [[spoiler: shoot the lock off of the chest which he keeps the fourth compass piece in and end up breaking it in the process.]] Fortunately, he can make a new one.
* SchmuckBait:[[spoiler: Scarlett has you give him a present after you get the fourth compass piece. [[StuffBlowingUp Guess what's in it.]]]]
* StalkerShrine: Guess who it's to.
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Scarlett. He actually has over forty recordings of her sleeping. This is the reason Scarlett kicked him out.
* StylisticSuck: His poem to Scarlett, detailing how nice her breasts and butt are. Of course, the only problem he sees is when he messes up the syllable count in the last stanza. Also [[IntercourseWithYou his song to her]], which the player is, thankfully, spared listening to in its entirety.
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Scarlett disposes of him after she gets the fourth compass piece, [[AbhorrentAdmirer for understandable reasons]] as well as [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder the usual ones]].]]

!Captain Blade

The most feared pirate in history, and the one who buried the treasure Captain Scarlett and the others are looking for.

* BadBoss: He was renowned as a pirate of great ruthlessness. In truth...
* [[spoiler:AFatherToHisMen: He cared deeply for his men, and simply kept up the ruse to keep them in line. When a crew member of his was caught stealing from him, Blade not only faked his execution but also gave him enough money to live comfortably. When they find out, they attack him, and he feels he can't bring himself to fight back. But then he does anyway]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:Never hurt anyone until his crew attacks him, at which point he kills them all.]]
* {{Irony}}: Was forced to kill his entire crew after [[spoiler:they found out his reputation was a sham, and he had never actually killed anyone]].
* PosthumousCharacter: Long dead by the time you reach the scene, but he drives the plot, and you hear about him in the ECHO logs he left behind.
* SanitySlippage: According to Scarlett, Blade went insane later on in life, believing a conspiracy about sentient tacos. [[spoiler:This might be related to him killing all of his crew members.]]

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[[folder:Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage]]

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!Mister Torgue [[spoiler: Flexington]]
!! Voiced by Chris Rager
-->''I'm Torgue, and I'm here to ask you one question, and one question only: '''[[StuffBlowingUp EXPLOSIONS!?]]'''''

The head of the Torgue Corporation, who helps you out in the DLC "Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage ҉ "

* AbusiveParents: Evidently Mr. Torgue had a rough childhood. During the Bar Brawl at Pete's Bar, he'll make a mention of an alcoholic father.
-->''"THIS BAR FIGHT REMINDS ME OF MY DAD! ALCOHOLISM DESTROYS FAMILIES!"
* [[AllThereInTheManual All There In The Hilarious IAmA]]: There's a lot of stuff in the [[http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/13gsxi/iama_mister_torgue_and_will_answer/ AmA]] on Reddit that you don't learn in-game.
* AwesomenessIsVolatile: LITERALLY his life philosophy: absolutely NOTHING can't be made better by blowing it the f*ck up.
* BadBoss: Enters several of his own employees in the tournament. According to him, he's lost at least half of his workforce in three days because of this. His opinion on the possibility of the entire workforce in the Badass Crater of Badassitude starving in a few months is "THAT IS F*CKING AWESOME!". Unlike Handsome Jack however, he isn't cruel so much as simply short-sighted.
** From ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep:''
--->'''Torgue:''' I'VE BEEN BUSY TRYING NOT TO GET THROWN OUT OF MY OWN COMPANY BY MY JERKASS SHAREHOLDERS. WHAT'S NEW WITH YOU?
* BerserkButton: Game reviewers who give games he likes [[FourPointScale poor scores]]. This includes bad-mouthing mechanics he likes, such as a StealthBasedMission.
** In the Tiny Tina DLC, when a bar patron calls Moxxi a bitch, he immediately orders you to chase him down and punch him until he explodes.
* BiTheWay: He makes comments about how he considers the Vault Hunters attractive, no matter the gender or their appearance.
* BoisterousBruiser: Is extremely muscular and over the top personality-wise.
* BloodKnight: loves nothing more than watching people fight and blow stuff up.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite the fact that his extreme manliness is not often a good way to run a company, it's made clear that he's still ''incredible'' at designing weapons and running a TV station. He designed them all himself!
* CaptainObvious: In case you hadn't figured out that the guy who always talks about fire likes fire, Mr. Torgue will gladly shout that fact at you.
** Also comes up when you beat Motor Mamma.
-->'''Torgue:''' THE VAULT HUNTER JUST DEFEATED THE NUMBER THREE BADASS ON PANDORA, GOING FROM NUMBER FOUR ON THE LEADERBOARD TO NUMBER THREE! THIS IS ONE NUMBER HIGHER THAN FOUR!
-->'''Moxxi:''' Well, uh... well said.
-->'''Torgue:''' YOUR KIND WORDS ARE APPRECIATED!
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He lets his imagination get the best of him sometimes.
-->'''Torgue:''' THE VAULT HUNTER IS ATTACKING TORGUE SECURITY! HE'S LIKE A [[CowboyCop RENEGADE COP]]! A RENEGADE COP WHO DOESN'T PLAY BY THE RULES UNTIL HE'S GIVEN A [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ROBOT DOG]] PARTNER WHO HELPS HIM TRACK DOWN THE CRIME CARTEL THAT KILLED HIS FAMILY BUT NOT BEFORE TEACHING HIM A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT LIFE THURSDAYS AT NINE!
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Looks a lot like RandySavage.
* CensorBox: A digital one that the corporate shareholders decided needed to be attached directly to Mr. Torgue's voicebox.
* CharacterBlog: He was the second user of the ECHO Casts twitter account.
** He also held an [[http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/13gsxi/iama_mister_torgue_and_will_answer/ AmA]] on {{Reddit}}.
* ChickFlick: Makes it obvious he does not approve of them when you sign up for his tournament.
--> '''Torgue:''' BY SIGNING UP FOR THE TORGUE BADASS TOURNAMENT, YOU LEGALLY FORFEIT [[MenDontCry YOUR RIGHT TO CRY]], [[RealMenEatMeat EAT TOFU]], OR WATCH MOVIES WHERE PEOPLE KISS IN THE RAIN AND SH*T!
* DemolitionsExpert: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. He may be an expert at blowing sh*t up, but he's not subtle at all about it. Plus, in his bio it states that his worst enemies are explosives disposal experts, so he's certainly not into THAT aspect of demolitions expertise.
* DumbMuscle: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]], he's definitely got the muscle and quite a bit of the required dumb (he writes everything in crayon and struggles to count to two). But he's more of a GeniusDitz than anything else: he is a pyrotechnical genius, designs many of his own weapons, and founded one of the largest weapons companies on Pandora.
* {{Foil}}: To Handsome Jack. Where Jack is smooth, cultured, arrogant, cruel, well-dressed, and tries to build a perfectly-ordered world enforced by fascist policies of mass execution, intimidation, and terror, Mr. Torgue is friendly, kind, anarchic, loud, crude, childish, and focused on destruction.
* GeniusDitz[=/=]IdiotSavant: He '''founded''' the Torgue Corporation and [[http://imgur.com/NaGiD personally designed all the weapons]], has a very good grasp of how to run a TV show, and he's ''absurdly''...
* GenreSavvy: Surprisingly enough, he's pretty aware of what's going on, to the point of BreakingTheFourthWall.
-->'''Mr. Torgue:''' NOW THAT YOU'VE IMPRESSED PYRO PETE, HE'S GONNA GIVE YOU THAT SPONSOR HE KIDNAPPED, EXCEPT HE'LL DOUBLE CROSS YOU, AND YOU'LL HAVE TO KILL HIM, AND IT'LL BE AWESOME! ANYTHING YOU WANT TO ADD, PETE?
-->'''Pyro Pete:''' Uh, no, You, uh... covered it. Thanks... for that.
-->'''Mr. Torgue''' YOU ARE WELCOME!
** There's also his opinion of current Tournament Champ, [[ReliableTraitor Piston]]:
-->'''Torgue:''' IS IT JUST ME, OR DOES THIS GUY SEEM LIKE HE'S GONNA BETRAY THE F*CK OUTTA YOU?
** And after you rank up to Number 3 on the list, Piston locks down the next area that you're currently heading to. The announcement of the lockdown happens right in the middle of Torgue's talking, so he follows up with this.
-->'''Torgue:''' PLOT TWIST!
* GoodOlBoy[=/=]SouthernFriedGenius: [[ImpliedTrope Implied]]. While he's never stated to be from SweetHomeAlabama, the DeepSouth, [[{{Eagleland}} America]], or even from Earth, he definitely ticks most of the boxes: TriggerHappy, [[StuffBlowingUp explosion-loving]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun-wielding]], [[SpaceX space-truck-driving]], uneducated GunNut.
* GentleGiant: Played with. Yes, he loves shit blowing up and thinks fighting in the arena is f*cking awesome, but he's also very courteous to women and kids.
* GunNut: He founded the Torgue company, one of the more GunNut-oriented companies.
-->'''Tourge Sales Pitch:''' "Torgue doesn't screw around making lightweight toys and we sure as hell aren't concerned with selling you a stylish accessory like those hip-huggers over at Maliwan."
* HeroWithAnFInGood: He's a good guy who wants to do good things and help Pandora, but GoodIsBoring and [[StuffBlowingUp explosions are awesome]] so all that "good" stuff can wait (thankfully his shareholders keep him from doing anything ''too'' destructive).
** Once, [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds tried to destroy an inhabited planet]] just because it would look badass, [[TooDumbToLive while he and his shareholders were on said planet]].
* HiddenDepths: Contrary to his [[TestosteronePoisoning image]], Torgue actually considers being nice to women the epitome of badassitude. He's also surprisingly eco-friendly, not allowing littering in the Badass Crater of Badassitude (the debate of how eco-friendly blowing sh*t up is is left for more inquiring minds). He also seems to like kids, as he instantly bonds with Tiny Tina when she interrupts him while he's interviewing Moxxi. Also, he likes chocolate chip cookies. So much that the only two things the food dispensers provide are cookies and bacon.
** During his [=IAmA=] on Reddit, he was asked how he eats stew:
-->'''Torgue:''' WITH A NAPKIN AND A SPOON LIKE A F*CKING GENTLEMAN.
** He also likes to say "thank you" and "you're welcome", a surprisingly civil attitude. Of course, he says this [[NoIndoorVoice AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS]].
** He also dislikes cheating and cowardice. He instantly takes a liking to you as you climb the ranks of the tournament because not only are you actively seeking out challengers but you also fight clean.
** He even lashes out at ill-mannered ''non-existent characters'' in Tina's boardgame:
-->'''NPC:''' I'm sorry! I'll never say anything insensitive ever again! [{{Beat}}] Bitch!
-->'''Torgue:''' '''THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE!''' CHASE HIM DOWN! PUNCH HIM SO HARD HE EXPLODES!
* [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep His Name Really Is Mister Torgue]]: Mister Torgue is his actual first name.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Bonds instantly with Tiny Tina, and hopes to hire her someday. It helps that they both love explosions.
* LampshadeHanging: Very frequently, often to the point of [[CaptainObvious absurd obviousness]].
* LargeAndInCharge: CEO-Founder of the Torgue Corporation, and clocks in at 6'8" and several hundred pounds of explosion-obsessed musculature.
* LargeHam: Almost all of Torgue's lines are delivered at the top of his lungs. Just ''look'' at the dialogue on this page!
* MathematiciansAnswer: Frequent.
-->'''Reddit Question''': WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF EXPLOSION?
-->'''Mister Torgue''': YES.
* MeaningfulName: Not Torgue himself, but it's stated in his bio that his planet of origin is Hephaestus. Hephaestus was the Greek god of craft, the forge and volcanoes (and hence, explosions). He himself is a master craftsman (having developed all the technology his company's guns use) and he loves shit blowing up.
** This could also be [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowing]]: Hephaestus was married to the most beautiful goddess of the Greek pantheon, Aphrodite. [[spoiler:At the end of his DLC, he becomes partners with Moxxi, generally recognized as the hottest female in the franchise. Perhaps he's on his way to becoming Husband #4?]]
* MenDontCry: And neither do badasses, which is why it's illegal for you to after signing up for his tournament.
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Once tried to destroy an inhabited planet, while he and his shareholders were on it. His shareholders managed to talk him out of it.
* MissionControl: For his DLC.
* MrViceGuy: He's actually a NiceGuy and has genuinely good intentions, but his large love of people fighting and blowing stuff up places him here.
* NiceGuy: Aside from the occasional over-the-top bout of bloodthirsty madness, he's pretty much everything Handsome Jack's not. Ecologically sensitive about Pandora: NO LITTERING! Courteous: NOTHING IS MORE BADASS THAN TREATING A WOMAN WITH RESPECT! And kind to children, giving Tiny Tina an interview when she barges into an interview between him and Moxxi.
* NoIndoorVoice: ALWAYS YELLING! ALL THE TIME! In his Twitter, he refuses to use exclamation points, since they look like upside down lower-case i's, and he doesn't ''do'' lower-case letters.
* OneOfTheKids: Severely [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]], but still there, mostly in his almost instant bonding with Tiny Tina.
* OneOfUs: Ho-Lee-SHIT is he ever excited to be part of Tina's ''Bunkers and Badasses'' game. A sidequest has Lilith question his status as a geek due to being musclebound, accusing him of just wanting in since it's trendy. [[spoiler:He fails to prove his geek cred, but the group let him stay around as a sidequest giver]].
* PerverseSexualLust: Invoked out of game on Borderland's Facebook page's End Of The World Confession app.
-->'''Torgue:''' I FALL IN LOVE WITH SEXY PEOPLE ON BILLBOARDS. WILL YOU HELP ME MARRY ONE?
* PsychopathicManchild: Its [[DownplayedTrope played down]], but still, he writes everything in crayon and eats almost nothing but cookies, and then there's his love of kittens, overall childishness, the list goes on.
** He also instantly bonds with Tiny Tina as a kindred spirit, which says a lot about him.
* PureAwesomeness: The only word he likes more than "awesome" is "explosion". "Awesome explosion" is probably "cellar door" to him.
* RealMenEatMeat: Alluded to by signing up for his tournament has him say you've legally forfeited your right to eat tofu.
** The food vendors in the Crater of Badassitude only dispense bacon...
* RealMenHateSugar: ...and cookies. Very averted for Mr. Torgue - the man loves himself some cookies.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: After Piston backstabs you early on, he's forced to officially call you a coward. Afterwards however, he calls you up and tells you that he knows full well that you aren't a coward and that he just did so because it makes for great TV and that you're still the 5th ranked badass on the leaderboards.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: His personal belief (according to the Reddit IAMA). Which [[FridgeBrilliance explains a lot about his company's shotguns...]] Like, say, the Ravager.
* SirSwearsalot: The situation was bad enough that the corporate shareholders decided to attach a digital CensorBox directly to Mr. Torgue's voicebox.
* SophisticatedAsHell: "We here at Torgue operations sincerely believe this is F*CKING AWESOME!"
** He also likes to say YOU ARE WELCOME! and YOUR KIND WORDS ARE APPRECIATED! at the top of his lungs.
* SoundEffectBleep: His company's shareholders installed some kind of device in him that bleeps his gratuitous swearing. The game isn't censoring him, he's being censored ''in-universe'', and he doesn't like it one bit.
* SpaceX: His "space truck" which orbits Pandora.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Goes along completely with anything Tiny Tina says.
* StuffBlowingUp: His favorite pastime.
-->'''Reddit Question:''' WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO BLOW SHIT UP MR. TORGUE?
-->'''Torgue:''' "THAT QUESTION IMPLIES I HAVE A LEAST FAVORITE WAY TO BLOW THINGS UP WHICH IS F*CKING QUITTER TALK!"[[note]]For the record, the actual answer included: "WHILE HIGH-FIVING A CLASSY LADY."[[/note]]
* TestosteronePoisoning: See those weird circle things? Torgue calls them "expleriods," because periods aren't badass enough to use to end a sentence.
** PC Gamer magazine sums it up in the simplest sentence: "If a syringe containing the distilled souls of Dragonball Z’s Hercule Satan, Team Fortress 2′s Saxton Hale, and Hulk Hogan was injected into someone’s arm, you’d get Mr. Torgue."
* TooDumbToLive: Once, [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds he tried to destroy a planet]] while he was on said planet.
* VerbalTic: His bleeped cussing. This is because a device was installed onto him by shareholders to bleep him.
* TheVoice: Aside from the intro cutscene, you never actually see Torgue as he's broadcasting to you from space.
** However, he does show in Assault on Dragon Keep after he calls up Tina to put him in her campaign as an NPC. He lampshades the fact that this is the first time that the players and him have actually met.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Knowing him, it's quite likely he literally does not own a single shirt.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Turns out [[spoiler:Torgue isn't actually his last name.]]
-->'''Lilith:''' [[spoiler:Wait, your first name is "Mister Torgue?" What's your last name?]]\\
'''Torgue:''' [[spoiler:FLEXINGTON!]]

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!Piston
!!Don't mess with number one

An extremely large and powerful fighter with huge pistons for hands.

* ArmCannon: As you learn upon fighting him, his piston hands can fire slow-moving balls of plasma.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: By his own account, he has less than 1% body fat and upwards of 13 Pectoralis Major muscles.
* BerserkButton: He ''hates'' being called a cheater.
* [[spoiler:BigBad: Of the ''Campaign of Carnage'' DLC.]]
* DirtyCoward: The first time you fight him, [[spoiler:it's because he interrupted your fight with Flyboy and blasted him out of the sky. Using an airship.]] The second time, [[spoiler:he hides in a ''giant bulletproof mechanical dinosaur'' rather than face you man-to-man]].
* FakeUltimateHero: In his introduction, he beats up a reporter who brings up rumors that he cheated his way to the top. [[spoiler:Then when you win your first fight, he has you gassed and thrown out of the arena, then claims you ran away]].
* {{Heel}}: Piston has all the trappings of classic one. He cheats, betrays, and is an arrogant, cowardly blowhard. The crowd knows it and hates him for it, which Torgue doesn't mind [[LoveToHate because it helps the ratings]].
* InsistentTerminology: It's not "cheating", it's "tactics".
* ReliableTraitor: Though it doesn't take long for him to stab you in the back.
-->'''Torgue:''' [[GenreSavvy IS IT JUST ME, OR DOES THIS GUY SEEM LIKE HE'S GONNA BETRAY THE F*CK OUTTA YOU?]]
* ThirdPersonPerson: He's one of these when you first meet him, but doesn't stay that way for long. [[spoiler:It was probably part of his "totally your friend" act.]]
* TrickBoss: The second time you fight him, [[spoiler:you face off against the Badassaurus Rex. Once that's destroyed, you fight Piston. He's something of a pushover compared to the Badassaurus, however.]]

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!Pyro Pete
!!Get ready for a burning sensation

A crazed bandit obsessed with fire.

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: PP; Pyro Pete
* BadBadActing: When he lures you into his arena. It's likely he didn't see a point in putting any effort into it, since Torgue spoiled his plan ''and'' you walked into his trap anyway.
* OneManArmy: According to PA announcements in the Beatdown, he turned an ''entire planet'' into nothing but ash.
* PyroManiac: Just a little.
-->'''Torgue:''' [[CaptainObvious HIS GIMMICK IS HE REALLY LIKES FIRE]]!
** As a raid boss he adds acid to the mix, becoming Pyrocaustic Pete.
* ReliableTraitor: Once again, Torgue points out that this guy is going to betray you.
* TalkativeLoon: The first time you hear him talk; it's vaguely implied that this is [[{{Kayfabe}} a "character" he's playing]].
* TookALevelInBadass: While nothing to scoff at before, he becomes the fourth raid boss after you defeat the main Torgue campaign. According to the description to the quest for taking him out, he's been training -- ''hard''.
** IAmNotLeftHanded: It's strongly implied that even with him as Pyrocaustic Pete, he's been holding back the entire time: Unlike Motor Momma, Flyboy, and Piston his name is not replaced with DEAD on the leaderboards when you beat him as Pyro Pete or Pyrocaustic Pete, and it's regularly announced in his area that he reduced a planet to ash. It's all just him maintaining the {{Kayfabe}}.
* TurnsRed: As a raid boss. When his shield goes down, he releases a caustic flame wave that does damage over time until you die (or wash it off using one of the chemical showers in the arena), and he'll do it again every so often for the remainder of the fight.

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!Motor Momma
!!Burn some rubber. And also flesh.

An obese cannibal biker with the [[VocalDissonance voice of a sweet old lady]].

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: MM; Motor Momma.
* BadassBiker: Though the bike is about the size of a truck.
* BiTheWay: Used to date Moxxi, but has enough male paramours to have children. [[EatsBabies Which she eats]].
* CoolBike: It's big enough to support her gargantuan size, and has two [[CoolSidecar sidecars]] fitted with gatling turrets.
* EatsBabies: As a disgusted Moxxi puts it, "She ''eats her own children.''"
* ImAHumanitarian: See above.
* VocalDissonance: A massively obese cannibal who talks like a kind old grandmother.

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!Flyboy
!!This won't take long

A 16-year old Buzzard pilot who thinks he's the hottest thing since fire.

* [[spoiler:BaitAndSwitchBoss: Gets shot by Piston's blimp, which you fight instead]].
* InternetToughGuy: Badmouths the bandits over the radio, but doesn't dare face them himself.
* PunnyName: He flies a copter, he's 16 years old. Flyboy.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He literally thinks there's nobody smarter, cooler, or more skillful than he is. Moxxi chalks it up to youthful exuberance.
* TotallyRadical: His speech is peppered with LeetLingo and words he totally made up himself.
-->'''Mr. Torgue''': KIDS THESE DAYS AND THEIR CRAZY LANGUAGE, AM I RIGHT?!
** More than that, he constantly name drops various references to Franchise/FinalFantasy. To paraphase some of his lines:
-->"TOUGH [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX TIDUS]], none of you [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Hojos]] can compete with me. Now [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII midgar]] out of here. If you don't like it, you can [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI kefka]] the taint.
* [[spoiler:TheUnfought: Piston kills him before you get the chance.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt]]

!Professor Nakayama
!! Voiced by Ian Sinclair
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One of Handsome Jack's most loyal followers, Professor Nakayama isn't very happy about what the Vault Hunters did to Jack. He convinces the savage natives of Aegrus to form a Cult dedicated to Handsome Jack.

* ArchEnemy: He's thrilled to be this to the vault hunters just as they and Jack were nemeses.
-->'''Nakayama:''' Can I just say -- Super-pumped we're archenemies now.
* AvengingTheVillain: He wants revenge for Jack's death.
* BackFromTheDead: Wants to do this for Handsome Jack through cloning. Specifically, he wishes to create an army of Eridium-enhanced Jacks.
* BigBadWannabe: Although the legitimate BigBad of Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, the game mercilessly treats him as one, making him an UnknownRival to the Vault Hunters, and who only go after him when Hammerlock deduces [[FelonyMisdemeanor killing him is the only way to shut him up.]] [[spoiler: And on top of all that, [[TheUnfought he dies by falling down some stairs before you get to fight him]].]] He probably gives ''[[TheChewToy General Knoxx]]'' a run for the money in the ButtMonkey department. When the Vault Hunters actually decide to go after him, he quickly realizes that he's in over his head and completely unprepared to deal with you.
* BodyHorror: Aside from what seems to be Eridium growing all over his body, Nakayama has a cannon similar to the ones used by Hyperion Engineers built into his back.
** Knowing how Nakayama wants to be your next nemesis, he probably ''implanted'' the Eridium into himself like he did the cannon.
* DragonAscendant: A loyal follower and employee of Handsome Jack, who's the new BigBad.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Sort of. If you look at the ads in Sanctuary, you'll see a few from him.
* FanBoy: He's Handsome Jack's biggest fan. Meeting Jack in person made him the happiest man alive, in his words. Similarly, Jack's death made him the saddest man alive. He also thinks that by trying to be your nemeses, he's becoming just like Jack. He's evidently so devoted that he gives his most powerful minions/creations Jack masks, including an absolutely massive one for Woundspike.
* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: He has a bad habit of blurting out important details of his plans and talking about how the only way to stop him is to kill him.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: His plans aren't very good, he comes off as pitiful at best in conversation, and he's scared to death of you. The fact that he doesn't even get a character intro should speak volumes about how insignificant he is in the grand scheme of things. It gets to a point where Hammerlock tries to give him advice for how to be a proper villain.
* InelegantBlubbering: He has the dubious honor of being one of the few people to honestly mourn Handsome Jack's passing with some of the most pathetic weeping around.
* MadLibsCatchPhrase: In his ECHO Logs, he always starts off with "I'm the [adjective] man alive!" [[note]]"I'm the happiest man alive!" "I'm the saddest man alive!"[[/note]]
* RememberTheNewGuy: Parodied - when Nakayama assumes the Vault Hunters are after his "power" on Aegrus, Hammerlock bluntly tells him they were on a hunting expedition, and didn't know him. When Nakayama sputters [[SayMyName his name]], [[TheRedBaron his nickname]], [[OffscreenVillainy the fact he poisoned Atlas' CEO]], and [[InformedAttribute how people are "terrified" of him]], it ''still'' doesn't ring any bells for Hammerlock or the Vault Hunters, causing Nakayama to hang up in exasperation.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He refers to himself as the [[TheRedBaron "Hyperion's Scourge"]], and mentions he poisoned Atlas' CEO. He also calls the Vault Hunter an asshole out of genuine surprise that they hadn't heard of him yet.
* TooDumbToLive: Antagonizing the Vault Hunters doesn't end well for him.
* [[spoiler: TheUnfought: Falls down some stairs and dies before you get the chance to kill him. Fittingly, the final mission is titled "The Fall of Nakayama".]]
* UnknownRival: Acts as this to the Vault Hunters, since they care more about [[TitleDrop Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt]] over his evil schemes, and only go after him [[FelonyMisdemeanor to shut him up.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Starts to panic when he realizes the Vault Hunters are slaughtering his men. It gets worse when you go after him directly.

!!Deitmar Von Henrichzimmerschneit

A NatureDocumentary director who takes interest in the Vault Hunter to do his tasks while he provides commentary. Most of his tasks end up working towards his own personal amusement, all the while trying to sound "deep" and "philosophical" by asking just how and why things work in nature the way they do.

* FauxlosophicalNarration: His primary schtick.
* GratuitousGerman: It's there to emphasize Herr Deitmar's German-ess, ja?
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's obviously a spoof of famed German filmmaker and documentarian WernerHerzog.
* OverlyLongName: Von Henrichzimmerschneit isn't his actual name. His real name is so long that you would starve to death while attempting to say it.
* PurpleProse: You better believe it!
* TheVonTropeFamily: Given his overly-thick German accent, it'd be surprising if his name didn't have "Von" in it.
* YouBastard: Subtly gives this vibe throughout his quests. One involves luring a borok called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Der Monstositat"]], while he muses [[HumansAreBastards "but WHO is the real monster?"]]. Another has you collect [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Drifter eggs]], [[spoiler: [[ShootTheDog and then murder their mother]]. And no, [[TheDogShotFirst it's not in self-defense]], like the way Deitmar's commentary sets it up: [[CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption you HAVE to go out of your way to find and kill]] [[MamaBear Arizona]].]] And all the while, he describes you as [[LackOfEmpathy cold, ruthless, and indifferent to the suffering of the creatures you encounter...]] [[{{Anvilicious}} Actually, strike the "Subtly" part from the first sentence, he all but SCREAMS this phrase throughout your quests for him.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep]]
!! Davlin

Gatekeeper and guide from Flamerock Refuge.

* [[spoiler:{{Asspull}}]]: In-universe. [[spoiler:Lilith complains that the reveal makes no sense. Tina ignores her. It is foreshadowed by his hair and his clasp being the same as Jack's watch, but Lilith and the others presumably couldn't see that]].
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]: [[spoiler:He's actually The Handsome Sorcerer under a disguise.]]

!!The Handsome Sorcerer
!!!Voiced by DameonClarke

The main antagonist, being a fantacized version of Handsome Jack in Tiny Tina's ''Bunkers & Badasses'' campaign.

* AnIcePerson: In his first form.
* [[spoiler:DaddysLittleVillain]]: [[spoiler:Unlike the main game, the Handsome Sorcerer's daughter is evil since Tina blames Angel for Roland's death.]]
* EvilGloating: He makes fun of the adventurers when they [[spoiler:start fighting the dwarves they were supposed to free]].
-->'''Mordecai:''' You're killin' me here, Brick. I'm being taunted by a thirteen year old girl doing the voice of a grown man.
* EvilSorcerer: He's basically Handsome Jack if Jack had magic powers.
* RobeAndWizardHat: As befitting a fantasy wizard.
* SequentialBoss: Upon defeating him, he turns into the Necrotic Sorcerer and then the Demonic Sorcerer.

!!The White Knight
!!!Voiced by Marcus Lloyd

The protagonist of Tina's campaign, and the fantacized version of Roland.

* DeusExMachina: Tina generally spawns him at random as back-up for the players, which bugs Lilith since not only does it not make any sense [[spoiler:it's also a sign that Tina is in serious denial of Roland's death]].
* TheHero: Much like his real counterpart.
* JiveTurkey: Since Tina's the one behind his dialog, this Roland speaks in the same slang that she does, albeit much more awkwardly.

!! The Queen ([[spoiler: Butt Stallion]])

The MacGuffinGirl of Tina's campaign, who you need to find in order to undo the Handsome Sorcerer's curse and bring light back to the world.

* {{Badass}}: The Handsome Sorcerer dispatches his knights to execute her when you reach Dragon Keep. [[spoiler: She manages to kill ''all'' of them by the time you get done with him]].
* BigGood: She's pretty much the only thing that can bring the light back into the corrupted world.
* [[spoiler: CoolHorse: Made of diamonds, naturally]].
* {{Expy}}: She looks a ''lot'' like [[spoiler:Rarity from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Except Butt Stallion doesn't speak]].
* ExtremeOmnivore: She eats [[spoiler: Eridium]], both to [[spoiler: restore light to the world ''and'' to crap out loot]].
* [[spoiler:SolidGoldPoop]]: [[spoiler:She leaves piles of diamonds as droppings early on in a trail. After you free her, she proceeds to prance around and crap out loot. After she's back in Flamerock Refuge, you can feed her Eridium to get loot from her.]]
* TheVoiceless: She doesn't have any meaningful lines, due to [[spoiler:being a horse]].

[[/folder]]
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* AnIcePerson: In his first form.
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite the fact that his extreme manliness is not often a good way to run a company, it's made clear that he's still ''incredible'' at designing weapons and running a TV station. He designed them all himself!
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-->'''Mordecai:''' You're killing me, Brick. I'm being taunted by a thirteen year-old girl doing the voice of a grown man.

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-->'''Mordecai:''' You're killing me, killin' me here, Brick. I'm being taunted by a thirteen year-old year old girl doing the voice of a grown man.
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